Edgar L. Lawton, 86, of Mansfield, Pa., died on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in The Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa. Born on Oct. 1, 1925, in Stony Fork, Pa., he was the son of Frank and Bernice (Lloyd) Lawton. Edgar was married to Linda (Clark) Lawton.
Edgar earned a B.S. degree in mathematics in 1948 from Mansfield State College, a M.S. in education degree from Bucknell University in 1954, and had 60 SH in education and psychology from Pennsylvania State University. He eagerly entered the education field where he served in numerous capacities including: secondary math and science teacher, elementary school teacher in all subjects fourth thru sixth grades, and College Laboratory School, all subjects in fifth grade; faculty member at California State Teachers College, part-time instructor at Corning Community College, Director of Elementary Education in Lititz, Pa., Assistant County Superintendent in Lancaster County; Assistant Executive Director in Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit; Executive Director of Clarion Area Intermediate Unit 6. He was a member of the Mansfield Borough Council, Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, Local and Regional Economic Development Councils, Route 15 Coalition, Lions Club, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, United Methodist Church, PA Assoc. for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1976-1977, Chairman Clarion University Council of Trustees 1988-1991, President of PA Assoc. of Councils of Trustees, 1986-1988, President of Welcome Center Committee. He received distinguished Service Awards from Pennsylvania School Boards Assoc. and PA Assoc. of Councils of Trustees. Edgar served his country for five years in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Missouri during World War II and Korean War.
In addition to his wife, Linda, Edgar is survived by a niece, Bernice Superko of Naples, Fla.; grand-nephew, Martin Bartlett of Virginia Beach, Va.; a grand-niece, Marcia Bartlett of Mansfield, Pa.; great-nephew, Zachary Bartlett of Biloxi, Miss.; great-nieces, MegAnn Bartlett of Naples, Fla. and Rebecca Bartlett of Virginia Beach, Va.
Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, from 10 a.m. to noon at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at noon at the funeral chapel with Rev. Joy Hulslander and Rev. Dr. Jonathan West officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.