Charles Lawton

Charles Edward Lawton Jr.

Sunday, June 2nd, 1929 - Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Age 90, on Monday, December 2, 2019, of Upper St. Clair (formerly of Whitehall).

Chuck (“Charlie”) was born June 2, 1929 in Pittsburgh, the son of Charles Edward and Marie Edith (Connolly) Lawton. He was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.

Beloved husband of the late Violet Rose (Secen) Lawton. Beloved father of Mary Ann (Tod) Pike, Joann (William) Bryan, and Charles P. (Heather) Lawton. Devoted grandfather of Megan and Sharon Pike; Bernadette, Stephanie, and Andrea Bryan; and Adam Lawton. Brother of James Lawton (deceased), Helen Bassett, Janet Cole, Robert Lawton, and Ruth McMurdo.

Chuck was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a railroad enthusiast having worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for seven years. He was voted “most silent” in his high school yearbook but was known for his quick wit and his ready smile.

Friends will be received at the Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday morning in St. Benedict the Abbot Church at 9:30 a.m. Family suggests contributions to the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Center (412-692-2700, Please add or view tributes at

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, December 6th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Beinhauer - Peters Township
    2828 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, December 6th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Beinhauer - Peters Township
    2828 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 9:30am
    St. Benedict the Abbot Church
    120 Abington Drive
    McMurray, PA 15317
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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MIchelle Schneider Groves

Posted at 12:23pm
So sorry for your loss, Cousin Mary Ann and family.

Karen Cole

Posted at 05:50pm
My heartfelt sympathy to all who knew and love "uncle Chuck". His children are certainly blessed with a strong family, and I am sure you will miss him. A beautiful legacy to pass on to your children and grand children. As his neice, your cousin I have many fond memories visiting your home on vacations to Pennsylvania, from Florida, and on one occasion him visiting Florida with w 2 of you children and visiting the beach together. Your tribute/video was very moving and done so very well, capturing his parents, siblings, your family, children and beautiful grands. Much Love and His peace be with you. Thank you for sharing with all who are blessed to see this and remember an incredible man who served our country, raised 3 exceptional children and lived a admirable life! Until we too join him in heaven, peace on earth and good will go all mankind. Love, Karen Cole

Betty Marie Mihelic Schneider

Posted at 05:17pm
Cousin Chuck Lawton will always be remembered by me for his loving and strong, supportive presence for my Grandmother Julia Secen Mihelic
and my Aunt Elizabeth Mihelic. His quiet, but determined, leadership will be truly missed.
Betty Marie Mihelic Schneider

With love, Ruth and Ed

Posted at 09:27am
Beloved Brother, at peace in the arms of God. We miss you.
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With love, Ruth and Ed purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Charles Lawton.


Posted at 06:20am
Our deepest condolences, Fabian & Ree Mihelic

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