LAWRENCE P. SCHECTER
Lawrence Paul Schecter, age 85, of Bensalem, Pa., passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Beatrice (Orchowsky); his first wife of 33 years, Shirley Schecter (Spiers) and his stepson Edward DeGuiseppe. He is survived by his daughters, Saundra Bethel (Ray), Gail Long (Michael), and Lisa Shreve (Bo); brother, Barry Shecter (Robin); and his second wife, Joan Stern; grandchildren, Andrew and Michelle Long, Rachel and Corey Owens, and Rebecca Flores; and greatgrandchildren, Nicholas and Lilyanna Gonzales; and stepson, Terry DeGuiseppe.
Larry was raised in New York City, NY, and began visiting Stony Creek, Va., in 1951 with a fellow marine. Larry served in the Marine Corps for 22 years and did 2 tours in Vietnam. He retired from the Marine Corps and served with the Bucks County Sheriff’s department for 23 years. Larry loved to ride his Gold Wing motorcycle and was a member of the Blue Knights. He was buried at Washington’s Crossing National Cemetary with full military honors.
A memorial service will be held on May 20th at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church, 18591 Concord Sappony Road, Stony Creek, Va., a place that Larry always loved.