Robert P. Lawler, a member of the East Hampton Fire Department's Company No. 6 for 40 years, died of cancer at home here on Dec. 2 in the company of family and friends. He was 68 and had been ill for four years.
Mr. Lawler, known as Bo, worked for many years as a salesman at Diamond's furniture store in East Hampton and, after it closed, was the general manager at Hildreth's Home East. His last job was in liquor sales at Churchill Wines and Spirits in Bridgehampton.
A member of the Sag Harbor Golf Club and an enthusiastic golfer, he was also a big New York Giants fan, his family said. He was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton and the Masonic Lodge, from which he received the dedicated service award.
Born on Feb. 17, 1952, in Southampton to James Perry Lawler and the former Evelyn Augusta Loris, he grew up on Beach Avenue in Amagansett and Egypt Lane in East Hampton and attended the Amagansett School, East Hampton High School, and Northeastern University in Boston.
Mr. Lawler married Teresa Perrault on Aug. 25, 1973. She survives, as do two sons, Beau Lawler of Bethpage and Nick Lawler of Amagansett. Two brothers, Richard Lawler and James Lawler, both of East Hampton, also survive, as do three grandchildren.
A service was held last Thursday at Most Holy Trinity, the Rev. Peter Garry and the Rev. Ryan Creamer officiating. Mr. Lawler was buried at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery on Cedar Street.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at giving.mskcc.org, East End Hospice at eeh.org, or the East Hampton Fire Department Benevolence Association, 1 Cedar Street, East Hampton 11937.