Obituary of Lawrence Michael Janasik
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Lawrence Michael Janasik October 29, 1948 – October 29, 2023 Lawrence Janasik (Larry) passed away suddenly on his birthday, October 29, 2023, at the age of 75 in Lake Havasu City. Larry was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Harry Janasik and Mary Kurowski. This automatically made him a lifelong Steeler fan. Larry graduated from Carrick High School in Pittsburgh. After graduating, he enlisted in the Navy, serving from 1968 through his honorable discharge in 1972. He earned a National Defense Service Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon. He also served on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War. Lawrence married Susan Marie Doerschner on May 25, 1974, and they were married for 49 adventurous years. They moved from Pittsburgh to California in 1977, then to Lake Havasu in 1990. Larry worked for Sterilite Corporation for 21 years as a forklift mechanic. Larry enjoyed volunteering for the Lake Havasu City Police Department. He was very active in the Citizens on Patrol program. He was also very active in the Narcotics Anonymous program and was very proud of being clean and sober for 33 years. Larry enjoyed spending time with his wife. They worked security at Kokomo’s for ten years. They enjoyed pandas, magic, card games, playing pinball, shooting pool, and attending concerts. They listened to heavy metal and punk rock music. They’ve seen Blink-182, Sum 41, The Offspring, Good Charlotte, Foofighters, Pink Floyd, Kiss, and many others; but their all-time favorite was Blue Oyster Cult – who they have seen in concert over 20 times. Their favorite memory was when the drummer tossed his drumstick into the crowd and Larry caught it. They also liked traveling to see all the natural wonders our great country has to offer. Larry himself was very fond of dragons, otters, and baby elephants. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Susan, cousins in San Diego, and his best friend, Ryan Eckhardt. A Celebration of Life will take place on Dec 9th at 10am at Lamb of God Lutheran Church located at 2791 Inca Drive.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lawrence Janasik, please visit Tribute Store
Celebration of Life
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Lamb of God Lutheran Church
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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