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Obituary for Lawrence F. Rodack

Lawrence (Larry) Rodack of Indiana, PA died on Saturday December 17, 2022 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Lawrence was born May 1, 1935 in Meadville, PA to Albert L. and Genevieve M. (Krupinski) Rodak.

Lawrence was a graduate of Cathedral Prep School in Erie, PA and enlisted in the US Air Force after graduation at age 18. He went to two Tech schools and became a crypto operator. He was then assigned to the 1997th AAC Sqdn, St John’s, Newfoundland for two years.

Prior to going to Newfoundland, he took a 30 day leave and married Phyllis Ford from Brookville, PA who was in her third year of Nurses Training at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA. She then graduated from Nurses Training, took her state boards for RN and joined Larry in Newfoundland.

He was separated from the military in 1957 at the rank of Staff/Sgt and worked with Prudential Insurance Company for five and a half years when he continued his career in the insurance business with State Farm Insurance Companies in Erie in 1963. He started an agency in Erie for eleven and half years and was transferred to Indiana as an Agency Manager for 14 years prior when he decided to return to agency and was assigned an agency in Leechburg, PA for 14 years prior to his retirement in March of 2002 after 38 years. While in Leechburg he was involved in many civic activities- he helped found the Leechburg Area Community Association (LACA), Leechburg Hall of Fame, was a member of the Leechburg Rotary Club, and was a member of the Indiana Computer Club. He served in many capacities in each civic activity. He also volunteered at Indiana Hospital for 10 years, Agency Services of an Ombudsman for more than 12 years, and a lector at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church for 2 years.

His interests included photography, the computer, and volunteer work, especially as an Ombudsman. He was selected as the Ombudsman of the year in 2017 in Pennsylvania.

Surviving are four of his children: Daniel Rodack (Debbie) of Indiana; Clifford Rodack of State College, PA; Connie (Stephen) Smith of Indiana; and Camille (Sam) Wiseman of Indiana; and his daughter-in-law, Jacki Rodack of Plumville, Pa. He also had many nieces and nephews; 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Phyllis (Ford) Rodack of Indiana, PA in 2012; and his son Darryl Rodack of Plumville, PA who passed in 2021 of ALS.

Friends will be received Tuesday, December 27th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home and Crematory of Indiana, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, December 28th at 10AM at St Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church. by Rev. Father Richard Owens, celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow in St Bernard Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Larry recommended donations be made to the Leechburg Rotary Club: P.O. Box 163 Leechburg, PA 15656 or Indiana Regional Medical Center: 835 Hospital Road, Indiana, PA 15701 or the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209.