James M. Lawrence, age 82 of Latrobe, PA, died Sunday, (7/4/2021), in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg, PA. Mr. Lawrence was born Dec. 8, 1938 in Barberton, OH, the son of the late Peter and Florence Mehaffey Lawrence. Jim was a graduate of Barberton High School and McKim Technical Institute in Akron, OH. He served in the United States Air Force from 1958 to 1962. Jim was self- employed the owner of Metropolitan Office Equipment in Johnstown, PA. He loved being around people and loved to talk and could strike up a conversation with anyone. Jim was a “Jack of all trades”. He was a radio operator, an airman, sailor, machinist, salesman and business owner. He loved to scuba dive, shoot pool and ride motorcycles. He was the classic “all around tinkerer”, and would spend hours, sometimes days, trying to repair an old typewriter or adding machine. He was also the originator of the dad joke. Jim will be greatly missed by his loving family: his sons, Mike Lawrence, Marc Lawrence and his wife Jamie and Brian Lawrence and his wife Julie, by their mother, Nancy Lawrence, and by his beloved grandchildren; Mabel Grace, Jaymes, Jason, Jimmy, Carly, Natalie and Samantha. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Lawrence. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Linda and brother Gerald. Family and friends are invited to share in a celebration of Jim’s life on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Rizzo’s Restaurant, 126 Rizzo Road, Crabtree, PA, from 2 until 4PM. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Galone-Caruso Funeral Home, 204 Eagle Street, Mount Pleasant, PA. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank, in Memory of James Lawrence.