Obituaries
135 Keyes Avenue Watertown, New York 13601
315-782-4910 Toll Free: 1-800-772-4201

Christopher J. Lawler

Christopher J. Lawler

1973 - 2016

Christopher J. Lawler, 43, Brown Rd., Watertown, passed away August 3, 2016 at the Samaritan Medical Center.

Christopher was born February 22, 1973, in Watertown, a son of Carl E. and Margaret A. Pfister Lawler. In 1991, he graduated from General Brown High School and in 1995, received a bachelors of science degree in French from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. While at Dickinson College he spent his junior year in Toulouse, France studying French. Christopher worked in New York City before moving to California where he worked at Home Instead Care where he was a marketing manager. He moved back to Watertown in 2014.

Christopher volunteered at the Covenant House in New York City, enjoyed dancing, singing and spending time with his family. He had a kind and gentle heart and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Surviving besides his parents, Carl and Peggy, are a brother Jeffrey (Janice) Lawler, PA, a sister Caitlin Lawler, VA, a nephew, Jackson Lawler, a niece, Gracyn Lawler, several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be at the convenience of he family. Contributions may be made to CREDO, 595 Main St. Watertown, NY 13601 or Clifton springs national hospital and clinic, inpatient
2 coulter road
Clifton springs, my 14432 . Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com


If you would like to leave a condolence to display on the site, please use the form below:






Which of thirteen, twenty four, 81, 94 or seventy seven is the lowest?

Condolences left by other guests:

My deepest sympathies to Chris’s family. I was heartbroken to learn of the loss of my dear friend but I feel blessed to have known him. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

By Jennifer Clark on 08 16, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

May Christopher’s family and friends be comforted by God’s promise to “Swallow up death forever, and wipe away every tear from all faces.” ( Isaiah 25:8) Remembering too the promise of the resurrection hope for both the Unrighteous and Righteous. (Acts 24:15)

By Helen West on 08 15, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Carl and family, so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless

By Sue Dillabough on 08 12, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

So sad to hear of Chris’s passing, much too soon…
He was part of a small but lively AP English class I remember fondly.  Chris was a bright student and kind, supportive classmate—-we all remember well that grin of his. 
May happy memories of Chris comfort you and keep him with you.  My sympathies to his family.
Sandy Branski (former teacher at General Brown)

By Sandy Branski on 08 09, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Dear Peggy, Carl, Caitlin, and Jeffrey,
I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your beautiful son and brother, Christopher. I know he brought you much joy, as I remember talking to you, Peggy, about his studies at Dickinson College and France. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Sincerely,
Chris Dickson
4th grade teacher at GB (retired 6/2015)

By Chris Dickson on 08 08, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Our deepest sympathies Carl to you and your family….thoughts and prayers my friends.

By EJ Keegan on 08 06, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Carl my heart goes out to you and Peggy at this time. The hardest thing in the world is to lose a child   Jimmy

By james lawler on 08 05, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Peggy and Carl, words cannot express how very sorry we are for your loss.  You and your family are in our prayers.

By Tom and Chris Sanford on 08 05, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Carl, Peggy and family,

So very sorry to hear of your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Peter and Janelle Segouin,
Bette Corp and family

By Janelle Segouin on 08 05, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

I am very sorry for your great loss and pray that you will find peace and hope in God’s promises. He assures us of a resurrection of our dear loved ones back to earth and that they will regain their youthful vigor and never experience sickness again. (Acts 24:15; Job 33:25; Revelation 21:3,4) These encouraging scriptures and more helpful comfort is available at jw.org. May God be with you during this most difficult time.

By B Peterson on 08 05, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Our deepest condolences to the entire family and all of Chris’ friends. He was an amazing human being with a huge heart. We will be forever blessed to have had Chris in our lives.

By Creg and Brooke Bonno on 08 04, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are, and will continue to be, in my thoughts and prayers for God’s Grace,  Peace and Healing.

By Mary Paddock Booth on 08 04, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Please accept m deepest sympathies to your family at this time of sadness.  I was honored to have been befriended by Chris at Dickinson.  I have many, many happy memories which I will cherish always. Chris knew how to touch a person’s soul and I am forever grateful to call him my friend.

By Tanya (Derhammer) Spengler on 08 04, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Our deepest sympathy to the Lawler family.  Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.  Chris was an outstanding student of mine at General Brown as well as being a very special friend of our family. We are so grateful for having known him and having been blessed by his gentle and caring soul.

By Mr.& Mrs. F.Anthony Keating on 08 04, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Please know that I am praying for the Lawler family during this difficult time. Chris was such a special person and loved by so many.  He truly was a rare gem.  We worked together twenty years ago and managed to stay in touch over the decades.  He always spoke so highly of his family and seemed to appreciate you all so much.  Much love, Patty Kolb

By Patty Kolb on 08 04, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Carl, Peggy, Jeff & Caitlin.  We just want you to know that we are thinking of all of you at this very sad time.  We loved Chris more than you know.  He was a very loving and caring person.  Know that he was loved by so many.  He is now an angel looking down upon us all.  Love you all.

By Bonnie & Bill Pfister on 08 04, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Peggy and Carl,

So very sorry to hear about the loss of Chris.  My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.  I pray your faith will see you through this awful time.

Love,
Brenda McConnell

By Brenda McConnell on 08 04, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Peggy, on behalf of myself and my mother Gertrude Smith and our familly, we send our deepest condolences to you and your family, God Bless

By Scott Smith on 08 04, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Carl and Peggy
My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your son. May your hearts be healed through time, memories and prayer. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

By Harmony Day Spa ( Laurie) on 08 03, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Jeff, So many that care about you and Janice at work are so sorry and saddened to learn about your brother Chris. We all share in your grief at this difficult time. Your family are in our hearts and prayers.

By McMullen's on 08 03, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

My deepest condolences to Chris’ family.  I know that he was a wonderful person who was loved by his family and friends.  May his memory live on in the hearts and minds of all that knew him.  He was a fun loving person and I will miss him dearly.  You all will be in my heart and prayers.  Bless you all.

By Jennifer Slaten on 08 03, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Memories of Chris will live in your hearts forever. Hugs sent your way. Love The Eagers

By Lisa Kevin Kyle Kennedy Eager on 08 03, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Peggy, Carl and family.  We are so sorry to hear about Chris.  He was a very sweet and nice person. We will keep your family in our prayers I never understand why such awful things happen to good people. Take care.

By Judy & Jim Madill on 08 03, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

I am so sorry and saddened to read about Chris. I can only imagine how unbearable his loss is. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

By Brenda Favret Monaco on 08 03, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

So very sorry for the loss of your Son,Carl,Peggy and his siblings are in my thoughts and prayers.

By Gwen Kirkby on 08 03, 2016


Online Tributes

Patricia J. McWayne
Patricia J. McWayne
1939 - 2017

Tana S. Tarzia
Tana S. Tarzia
1942 - 2017

Francis S. Guardino
Francis S. Guardino
1936 - 2017

Martha E. Luciani
Martha E. Luciani
1946 - 2017

Anna M. Kane
1933 - 2017

Online Tributes