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Date of Birth: October 13, 1950

Date of Death: November 10, 2021

James Joseph Lawler, Sr of West Paterson, NJ passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at the age of 71. After several years of declining health, James passed peacefully with his beloved wife Camille by his side and their six children close by. James was born in Paterson, NJ on October 13, 1950, to father Thomas Lawler and mother Doris Lawler. He enlisted in the military at the age of 18 and served in the United States Air Force. Being the youngest son, James followed in his father's footsteps and was a proud firefighter for West Paterson's Fire Company #2. From there he became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and completed his working career caring for the elderly in a long term care facility. James is survived by his wife Camille (Barra) Lawler, his daughters Jamie Boyle; Joanna Jones and Jacquelyn Sypniewski and his sons James Lawler, Jr; Jeffrey Lawler and Joseph Lawler. He also has 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. His tireless love and devotion to his family were evident in his final moments.

Service Information

A visitation for James is Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 9am-10am. A Funeral ceremony will immediately follow from 10am-11am. This will be held at Best Funeral Home on 9380 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345. A graveside service will commence at 1:30pm at the National Memorial Cemetary of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024. All are invited to attend, masks are mandatory. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday. January 5, 2022 at 11am at CCV-Surprise located at 14787 W Cholla St, Surprise, AZ 85379.