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Lawrence W. Gilchrist
Passed: Thursday September 28, 2017

Lawrence W. Gilchrist, age 96, of Uniontown, PA died Thursday, September 28, 2017 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born May 2, 1921 in Uniontown, PA the son of William C. Gilchrist and Phoebe Work Gilchrist. In addition to his parents Larry is also preceded in death by his wife Ruth E. Bryson Gilchrist. Larry was a graduate of North Union High School with the class of 1939. He farmed the family farm his whole life and as a young man, Larry worked for the U.S. Postal Service as rural postal carrier. L.W. was a janitor for the Laurel Highlands Senior High School for several years before retirement. His family was the most important aspects of life for him. Left to cherish Larry’s memory are his children, Margaret Gilchrist of Morgantown, WV and John Gilchrist and wife Susan of Phoenix, AZ and their children Matthew Gilchrist and wife Emily and Jason Gilchrist; and a great granddaughter, Eleanor Jean Gilchrist. Arrangements have been entrusted to ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, PA,where friends will be received on Sunday from 2 until 4 PM and 6 until 8 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 10 until 11 AM in the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church followed by a service celebrating Larry’s life with Rev. Dr. D.W. Norton officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com and on the funeral home Facebook page. Family suggests donations to Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 327 Laurel Hill Rd, Dunbar, PA 15431.

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