Dr. Lawrence F. Blackburn , 88, of Jeannette, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at home. He was born April 3, 1927, in Greensburg, a son of the late Dr. Lawrence L. and Helen Firster Blackburn. Dr. Blackburn started his private practice in the late '50s, joining his father in Greensburg. His aunt, Dr. Ida, started the practice in 1896 and when he retired in 1996 that ended 100 years of the Blackburn practice. He was a member of the American College of Physicians, a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church in Greensburg, a member and past, local and state president of the American Heart Association and also had served on the Salvation Army Board. He was a veteran of the Navy, having served during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen C. Blackburn; two daughters, Elizabeth Blackburn and her husband, Gary Steinberg, of Takoma Park, Md., and Ruth Blackburn, of Boston, Mass.; a son, Phillip Snyder, of Greensburg; two grandchildren, Max Blackburn and Raya Steinberg; a brother, Charles Blackburn, of Greensburg; brothers-in-law, Greg Castine and his fiancee, Diane, and Jeff Castine and wife, Diana, all of Greensburg; and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Dr. Blackburn from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church of Greensburg, 15 E. Second St., Greensburg, 724-834-3111, with Pastor Steven Morse officiating. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Greensburg, 15 E. Second St. or Catholic Charities, Greensburg Diocese, 711 E. Pittsburgh St., both in Greensburg, PA 15601. Dr. Blackburn's family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
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