Lawrence Yaskowski

(Feb 18, 1943 to Aug 31, 2012)

rn“Organization is like exercise. It’s not very effective if you do it only once; you have to keep at it.” Larry was the Schwarzenegger of organizing. His collections of trains, coins and stamps, which dated to his youth, were displayed like a museum. His accounts were always accurate to the penny, though his favorite bank was into the corner pocket. Larry’s Delanco property was impeccably maintained; every helicopter was hunted down and removed and even the street was swept. His pool water was crystal clear, checked every day at 6 pm. Some claimed he was a cynic and others a pessimist, but really he was just planning for the future. Years before his kids left for college he began saving and planning, devoting an index card to each child. He lived a life without credit cards. If he didn’t have the cash he didn’t buy. He hosted many a picnic for family and friends and everyone relied on his research and organizational prowess while on vacation. Larry brought his meticulous methods to the workplace: he was a purchasing agent for Proctor Silex and a design engineer for National Packaging. rnrnHis first job with General Accident Insurance earned him more than a paycheck. He began dating a young clerk named Peggy Hunt. Their 46 year marriage was blessed by three children: Larry (Yvonne), Carol Kachur (Chris) and Kristin Kravitz (Steve). He was Pop Pop to his eight grandkids: Bryan and Lauryn Yaskowski, Benjamin, Samantha and Charlotte Kachur and Colin, Braden and Dylan Kravitz. “In or out” and “Turn off the lights!” he’d lovingly tell them. He is also survived by his sisters, Sally Konczyk, and Mary DeLellis. Pre-deceased by his brother, Joseph.rnrnCome celebrate 69 highly organized years Saturday 9-11 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside where there will be a storytime at 11. Interment Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Cheltenham.rnrnDonations to the Esophageal Cancer Action Network, P.O. Box 243 Stevenson, MD 21153 will be appreciated.rn

7 thoughts on “Lawrence Yaskowski

  1. Taffy Kachur

    My deepest sympathy goes to Larry’s family. I will remember him a gentle man of few words that loved and cared for his family. He is now painfree and at peace, but we know he will still be keeping his watchful eye on those he left behind.rnrn

  2. Hugh & Nancy Broughel

    Carol & family,rnWe only know Larry through Carol. Her stories tell of a good and brave man who fought cancer with great courage. Because we know Carol, we know that Larry too was a man of integrity, dignity, hard working and a devoted family man. rnWe extend our sincere sympathy to all the Yaskowski family. You have all been through this long, arduous battle with Larry. May you be comforted at this time by all the people who love and support you.

  3. Carrie Kachur

    Dear Carol and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you take some kind of comfort in knowing he is in peace. I know you’ll miss him. I’m sorry that I never got the chance to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.rnrn

  4. Justine Grandpre

    To Carol and family,rnMy deepest condolences to all of you for your loss. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about rnyour dad, I know he’ll surely be missed. May his love for you and yours for him be a comfort to all of you.rn

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