Joseph F. Lawler, Sr.

| 08 Jun 2022 | 01:10

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, on June 2, 2022. He was 71 years old.

Born in New York, NY on December 20, 1950, he was the son of Thomas C. and Myrtle (nee Peterson) Lawler.

Joe was a past member of Engine Co. # 3 and Warwick Ambulance volunteer. He was a member of the VFW Post 4662 and American Legion 214 in Warwick and the Vietnam Veterans of Middletown, NY. Joe was known as “the Monument Man” because of his diligent care of the Veterans’ Monument in Memorial Park.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Jacqueline, loving children: Joe Jr. and his wife Christy; John and his wife Agnes; Laurie and her husband Chandler; ten grandchildren, brothers: Thomas, Edward, and John. He was predeceased by his sister Theresa.

There will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Legion Post 214, P.O. Box 491, Warwick, NY 10990

Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. To send an online condolence, visit