Bedore, Lawrence P.

Lawrence P. Bedore, Major, USAF (Retired)

September 03, 1928 – July 12, 2000

Lawrence P. Bedore was born on Sept. 3, 1928, the son of Philip and Jennie (Brousseau) Bedard.

Lawrence graduated from Sallaz Academy in Redford in June of 1945. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. As a pilot, his career included tours of duty in Okinawa, Labrador and Thailand, where he flew helicopter rescue missions into Vietnam.

Lawrence married the former D. Fay Young of Elizabethtown, Pa., on Aug. 17, 1958. They have one daughter, Yvonne, also of Morrisonville.

After his retirement from the Air Force with the rank of Major, Lawrence made his home in Washington, D.C. and attended the University of Maryland, where he obtained his degree in business administration and transportation. Subsequently, he was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration until his retirement, after which Lawrence moved with his family back to his “roots” and made his home in Morrisonville.

Since moving back to this area, Lawrence has been very active in work with the Advocacy Resource Center. He is a past member of the board of directors serving on the Finance Committee and the Building Committee. He is presently a member of the board of directors of the Retardation Services, Inc. The Bedores were the recipients of the “Good Neighbor Award” in 1994 in appreciation of their generosity in the donation of the property on Pine Ridge Drive, which now houses a residence for six adults. The residence was dedicated to the Bedore family in September 1994. They are also on the “Wall of Friends” in recognition of their many charities.

Besides his wife and daughter, Lawrence is survived by eight sisters, Mrs. Earl “Nora” Pinkman of Plattsburgh, Mrs. Melvin “Theresa” Bruno of Morrisonville, Mrs. John “Euna” Liberty of Fern Lake, Mrs. Tommy “Ellen” Coates of Morrisonville, Mrs. Andrew “Jennie” Tomasi of Barre, Vt., Mrs. Randy “Sally” Gibson of Peru, Miss Judy Bedard of Willsboro and Mrs. Robert “Phyllis” Owens of Falls Church, Va.; also three brothers, Ernest of Harkness, Philip of Jay and Roy “Chuck” of Schuyler Falls.

A brother, Edmund and a sister, Alice predeceased him. In accordance with the wishes of the deceased, all services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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