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Lawrence A. Will

  • On January 26, 2021

Lawrence A. Will, 82 of South Park, formerly of Bethel Park passed away at Whitetail Springs on January 25, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence A. Will, Sr. and Dorothy Mowry Will. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janice Adams Will, his high school sweetheart and wife of 61 years. He was a wonderful father to Michael, Julie (Michael) Patterson, Nancy (John) Pipchok and Thomas (Beth), and special PapPap to Zachary (Lynn) Patterson, Emily Patterson, Alexa Will, Anthony Will, Addison Will and Aubrey Will. He is survived by his sister Margaret Will Yotko, “Hope” (the late John) of Bedford, PA and his uncle Charles (the late Hilda) Mowry of Somerset, PA who was like a father to him.

Larry graduated from Berlin Brothersvalley High School in 1956 and earned an Associates Degree in Accounting from George Washington University. He became a Special Agent with the FBI and worked in Washington DC, Memphis, TN, Newark NJ and finally in Pittsburgh, PA, his office of preference. He retired from the FBI in 1990 after 34 years of service.

His calm, unassuming demeanor earned him many friends throughout his life: at the FBI (including The Zippo Club); his neighbors and the couples card group; the St. Val’s Men’s Club and golf league, The Jugoslav Club, and the KOC bowling league. He was the pitcher for the FBI Softball Team into his 50’s. He was active in the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed his coin collection, video games and a bit of gambling. He loved to sing and dance, loved country music and had a dry sarcastic wit and a great sense of humor that his grandkids loved. He was a great family man and will be missed by all.

A Mass in Celebration of Larry’s life will take place on January 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Valentine’s Church in Bethel Park, PA.

Please consider a tribute in Larry’s name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association on their website at lbda.org.

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Jack Freiwald
Dear Jan and the family of Larry Will, Extending my deepest sympathy in the loss of Larry and your loved one. I had the opportunity to work with Larry at the Pittsburgh Office of the FBI for many years. We served together on the Pittsburgh Division's SWAT team and responded to many situations together when called upon, including our callout to Atlanta in 1987. We also played softball together on the office softball team in Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio for many years. Larry had a dry sense of humor and I always enjoyed being in Larry's company both at work and when off duty. We were both members of the infamous "zippo club" for quite a few years also. Rest in peace Larry as you were a good friend and fellow Agent. You will be missed not only by your family but by the many Agents of the FBI who worked with you during your years of service. Say hello to Ralph Young and John Chadwick, fellow Pittsburgh Division SWAT team members. Peace be with you.
Leo Vighetti
Larry was a great man. He loved his family. His friendship and kindness will be greatly missed. A great card player and golfer. Leo & Linda
Bob Zielinski
What a wonderful, kind and genuine person. Only knew him casually, through my sister Linda Vighetti. He was always friendly when we were in his company. Jan and kids, Larry was a blessing to everyone who met him. Bob and Bev Zielinski.
Maureen Danzuso
My sincere condolences to you Nancy and your family???? I’m so sorry to hear this! I used to ask you about hun all the time but with covid I haven’t seen you to ask. I love you my friend and hope you, John and Momma are doing well❤️