Lawrence P. Beauchner Lawrence P. Beauchner

Lawrence P. Beauchner, 54, of Emmaus, died May 2, 2018. Lawrence was an artist by trade and over his lifetime worked in various fields of art. He won several prestigious awards including being accepted in the Governors Art Scholarship program at Bucknell University and the Tyler Sculpture Award. He attended Road Island School of Design and received his BA from Temple University Tyler School of Art. After school, Lawrence moved to Arizona where he worked at Desert Crucible Foundry in Tucson creating molds and bronze castings of wildlife sculptures. He worked in R&D at Tyco Toys in Philadelphia, designing and prototyping new toys. He was assistant professor at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. While there he designed and installed a foundry for a new bronze casting curriculum. During that time Lawrence also designed and fabricated full size fiberglass replicas of prehistoric shark jaws that were placed in many prominent historical museums throughout the country. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank R. and Helen K. (Kleinsorge) Beauchner. Lawrence was a devoted son, brother and uncle. His greatest joys in life were spending time with his family, his dog Dylan, and producing art.

Survivors: Brothers: Frank R. Beauchner of Wescosville and James A. Beauchner and his wife Jean of Allentown, Sisters: Kathleen wife of Kevin Malek of Macungie and Joan M. wife of Howard Gross of Durham, NH, and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. in St. Thomas More Catholic Church 1040 Flexer Ave. Allentown. A calling hour will be held on Friday, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. in the Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to St. Thomas More Catholic Church 1040 Flexer Ave. Allentown, PA 18103

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