Lawrence T. Amilowski

August 12, 1941 ~ July 25, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Lawrence Amilowski Obituary

Lawrence T. (Larry) Amilowski, Sr, age 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle entered eternal rest on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bartonsville, Pennsylvania. He had moved to Pennsylvania recently after living in Brooklyn, New York for most of his life. Larry was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 12, 1941 to Stanley and Stephanie Amilowski, of Polish decent and was the third child of six children.

After attending Maxwell High school in Brooklyn, Larry enlisted into the U.S. Army and served as a specialist (SP4), stationed at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. He also completed jungle warfare training in Panama, Central America. After serving in the military, he met his first wife Catherine Nicolosi. They were married for 25 years and had two children, Lawrence Jr. and Deborah. Larry’s occupation was in the heating and air conditioning industry, he worked as a HVAC manufacturer’s representative for Bartholomaus Enterprises, Con-Dea and AWACP.

While Larry enjoyed doing various things in his life, his biggest passion was serving the Lord and living for Jesus. He had a servant’s heart and lived by 1 Peter 4:10: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” As a devout Catholic, Larry loved people and gave of his time to those in need. He and his family attended Our Lady of Miracles Catholic church in Canarsie, Brooklyn where he administered communion as a eucharistic minister, lector and sang in the choir. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Society and delivered food to those in need within the Canarsie community and also served as a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Larry had many interests and enjoyed working on projects around the house. You can usually find him painting, fixing the plumbing, or organizing drawers and cabinets. If you needed help with a project, Larry was your man. He was very meticulous when working on a painting project. He took pride in making sure not one drop of paint would get on the floor or furniture. No matter how much time it added, before painting a room he would diligently prepare the room by cleaning, taping and if needed, spackling the walls. Larry was insistent on doing a job well done!

Larry also enjoyed watching baseball and WWF wrestling. It was a Saturday night ritual to make triple decker sandwiches and fried potatoes while watching wrestling at 12 midnight with his children as they were growing up. An avid Mets fan, he enjoyed listening to games on the radio, also watching and attending games at Shea stadium. As his children participated in sports, you can always find Larry cheering them on the sidelines as they played baseball/softball through the Police Athletic League (PAL) and at volleyball games through the college years.

Music and dancing were also on Larry’s list of favorite things to do. You can always hear him singing the ole Motown hits or dancing up a storm during the Polish polka. Family and friends remember when dancing with Larry, “he’d swing you around so fast during the polka, your dress would fly up, showing your underwear!” He certainly loved to dance and have fun!

Larry loved spending time with friends and family, especially around the holidays. It gave him great pleasure to decorate the house during all holidays, especially during the Christmas season. Every Christmas season, it was a family ritual to go to the “markets” on Foster avenue, pick out a Christmas tree and bring it home. He’d make hot cocoa and decorate the tree with friends and family. Bing Crosby and Burl Ives Christmas songs were his favorites to listen to while decorating the Christmas tree. On Christmas Eve it was off to midnight mass where all were welcome. The fondest memories of our Jewish friends were spending time during the Christmas season with Larry, decorating, listening to music, and going to midnight mass. Larry was best known for his sense of humor, contagious laugh, feistiness, and generous heart. Larry’s good humor and generous spirit touched everyone he met.

He is survived by his second wife, Isabelle Amilowski; children, Lawrence Amilowski Jr. and Deborah Amilowski; grandson, Thomas L. Amilowski; stepson, Brian Coates and his son Jonathan. A memorial service is planned for Spring 2024 in Long Island, N.Y. at Calverton cemetery with military honors.











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