Robert James Lauric, 82 of Butler passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Harmony at Harts Run in Fox Chapel, PA. He died in his sleep of natural causes and went to be with Jesus Christ in peace.
Born September 26, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA he was a loving husband to his late wife Joyce Lauric married on August 1, 1988.
Bob will be remembered as a hard-working, driven man with a sense of humor that could light-up any room. He was raw and straight forward but had a tender heart filled with compassion. His wisdom was shed upon any life-issue that his children faced from business decisions to plumbing problems. He was as sharp as a tack and brought life experience to navigate through hard decisions. He loved his grandchildren and knew where they were at all times. Despite being mostly blind in his later years, he was determined to be independent and do things for himself.
He was a faithful member of Local 27 Plumber’s Union for 53 years. He started his career in August of 1958 as an apprentice and he retired from Ruthrauff October 1, 1999 as a foreman. He was known for his keen sense to predict the weather; he was the captain of the boat and the boss of the hunting camp. He knew the most important things in life were working hard, taking time for your hobbies, and spending time with his family. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating on Lake Erie, and spending his winters in Florida.
Surviving are his beloved children, daughter, Laura Srocki and her husband Walt of Pittsburgh and their children, Veronica, Kenny, Sydney, Harrison, Tessa, Sarah and Mia, and late son Sean Weir. Daughter, Cherie River of Pittsburgh, and her children, Victor, Sophie and Rosie and son Bobby Lauric and his wife, Jen of Camp Hill, PA and their children, Ethan Zoe, Kolton, Jasmine, Lyric, and Priscilla. He leaves behind his friend, Nancy Larsen who graciously befriended him and helped with his care while he resided in Florida for the winter.
His late siblings are Lois, Charlie, and Joe Lauric.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He was the son of the late Joe and Mary Lauric.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 6 pm at the Saxonburg Firemans Club, 155 Pittsburgh Street, Saxonburg, PA for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you do something kind for someone else in memory of Bob.