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Richard L. LaMura Obituary




Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 2, 2009

Richard L. "Rich" LaMura, 86, of Jefferson Twp., died Friday morning at his home following an illness. His wife is the former Lucille Jean Maskal.

Rich was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Morganville, N.J., son of the late Joseph and Leona Blanck LaMura. Rich was a three-sport star athlete for Matawan High School. He played minor league baseball with the Chicago Cubs organization in the 1940s. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps along with his twin brother, Frank. Serving during World War II, he fought at Tinian and other major battles in the Pacific theater.

Together with his brother, Frank, he owned and operated a construction business and the Mount Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Matawan, N.J. In the 1960s, he and his brothers bought and restored the Poets Inn Restaurant in Matawan to its original 1775 glory. He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus.

He will always be remembered as a loving husband, loving father and devoted family man. He died in the loving care of his wife and family.

A special thank you to Southern Care Hospice and Comprehensive Medical Client Services for their compassionate and loving care.

Also surviving are three children, a daughter, Dawn LaMura, and two sons, Rick and Mark LaMura; his three grandchildren, R.J., Haley and Lydia; two brothers, Joseph and Allie LaMura; a sister, Leona Boyd; many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Frank, his twin, and Bobby; and a sister, Mel.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in the Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 401 Church St., Moscow.

Friends may call Tuesday, 6 to 9.

Inurnment with military honors will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Wrights-town, N.J. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 851 Commerce Blvd., Suite 101-102, Dickson City, PA 18519.














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