COLONIE – David R. Lawton, 48, of Colonie, died on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at home surrounded by his loving family after a four year battle with cancer. Born in Colonie to the late Annetta and Harry Raymond Lawton, he was a graduate of Colonie Central High School and Hudson Valley Community College. Dave was employed by the City of Albany Office of General Services Engineering Division for 26 years. Dave enjoyed fishing and cooking, and was an avid fan of drag racing and the Boston Red Sox. But most of all he was his happiest when he was with his family and friends.
Dave is survived by his wife of 25 years Susan A. Lawton, and their daughters Brittany and Sarah; his siblings Harold Lawton (Dawn) of Slingerlands, Leita Oberhofer of Newport News, VA, and Paul Lawton (JoAnn) of Latham; his mother in law Marie Rockenstyre of Colonie; his brothers and sisters in law Charlene Liddle (Ron) of Berne, Beverly Brooks (Jim) of Berne, Kevin Rockenstyre (Tracy) of Malta, and Elaine Rockenstyre of Colonie; and by many special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father in law John Rockenstyre, and his brother in law Vince Oberhofer.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 9:00, and from there to Christ the King Church, Sumter Ave., Guilderland at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-8 p.m. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather at 4:30 pm Monday for a service of prayer and remembrance. All are welcome. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angeles Cemetery, Colonie. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Love for the Lawtons, c/o First Niagara Bank, 1973 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family, view or print a prayer card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .