John Lloyd Law

Born: Mon., Jan. 13, 1936
Died: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 08, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 08, 2018
Location: Welch Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 09, 2018
Location: Welch Funeral Home

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John Lloyd Law, 82, of Ford Cliff, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Butler Memorial Hospital, surrounded by loved ones.

Born January 13, 1936 in Ford Cliff, he was a son of the late James and Maria (Began) Law.

A lifelong resident of Ford Cliff, he was a staple in the community, and left his mark on many.  In his early years, John worked at Allegheny Ludlum as a steelworker.  He retired in 1998 after 32 years of service. He was also a life member of the Ford Cliff VFD and belonged to the Marienville Rod and Gun Club.

John spent his retirement loving life.  He enjoyed going to the family camp in Marienville, which was a labor of love for him.  He also enjoyed fishing, camping, sitting on his front porch, drinking Budweiser beer, and watching the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and most importantly, his beautiful wife of over 60 years, Joyce.

John is survived by his wife, Joyce (Evans) Law; three sons, John (Melissa Deshler) Law of Clearwater, FL, Jeff (Denise) Law of Ford Cliff, and Joseph Law of Clearwater, FL; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, James S. Law of Decatur, IL, and Thomas (Ruth) Law of Connecticut; and three sisters, Sally (Ray) Stitt of Ford City, Annette Law of Florida, and Nancy Law of Indiana, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, and a sister, Marian Varner.

Friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, in the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, with Rev. Robert Pascoe, officiating.  Interment will follow in Lawn Haven Burial Estates.  To send an online condolence to his family, please visit

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Joshua Adams
   Posted Mon August 06, 2018
The Kingdom of Heaven gained one of the best angels it could have. John was an amazing man, and will be missed dearly. He introduced me to some of the finest trout fishing in the world, and I will forever be grateful for those cherished memories! Lots of laughs shared... My deepest condolences to the family. It's not good bye old buddy, but rather I'll see you later. Your friend, Tater

Cathy Pierce (French)
   Posted Mon August 06, 2018
Dear Joyce and boys,
I am sorry for your loss. John was such a great guy and cousin in law. He made me laugh so many times and had such love for people. He was family and I know that there will be many memories of him for you.

I'll be praying for you Joyce and family.

Love you guys,

Diana (Stitt) Walker
   Posted Mon August 06, 2018
Prayers for the Law Family, Uncle John will be sadly missed. Love and Prayers. Diana (Dee) & Gary Walker

Hallie "Rupert" Shields
   Posted Mon August 06, 2018
Joyce and Boys,

My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and dad. I will never forget when they stopped in Louisiana to see me. I didn't know John was ill. Normally, I would try to make an effort to say hi when I was in town. I truly regret not doing so the last time I was home. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Francine Mills
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
Prayers for the family in this time of grief.

Jeff Spencer
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
Mrs Law, John, Jeff and Joe, sorry for your loss.

Rosemary Crissman
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
Everyone has an uncle that makes you laugh and feel special...Uncle John was mine. I will miss his visits and phone calls before a "Big Game". My heart aches for Aunt Joyce, John, Jeff,Joe and the rest of the family. May God surround you in His love and the love of family and friends. May you all find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sending my sincere sympathy. Love and Hugs, Rosie

Daniel Bernini
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Kevin Aiello and Cheryl Bernini.

Deepest sympathy Kevin and Cheryl

Rudy and Tina Hornyak
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Prayers for all of his family. May he Rest In Peace

Mary Ann Drake
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
We will miss his fun sense of humor and twinkle in those eyes.
Our sad loss is God's gain of a wonderful fishing buddy.
Love and prayers for all of you,
Mare, Ted, and Family

   Posted Tue August 07, 2018

   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
Meeting John and Joyce was a true pleasure. When John was in Joe and my home he brought it to life. He was funny and brought a smile to everyone's face. John brought joy and happiness to Joe and everyone in his life and he will be truly missed by family and all who knew him. John will always be loved all of us.

   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
We r so sorry for ur loss
He will always be remembered by so many,
Prayers to the family.

The Swigart's

Linda M Lee
   Posted Wed August 08, 2018
Joyce Much sympathy and love to you and your family. It has been many years since I have visited but I think of you with fond memories.

Brenda Negley
   Posted Wed August 08, 2018
Grandparents are such a wonderful gift. Robert-you were so fortunate to have such a great relationship with your Pap. Hold the memories close. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Fri August 10, 2018
You touched so many lives Pap and you left a lasting impression on mine. You will forever be in my heart and not a day will go by that I won't think of you. I hope that you are at peace and find comfort that you are no longer fighting. Your spirit will live on in all of us grandchildren and everyone else you came across in life. You were one of a kind Pap, a true blessing to all that knew you. I love and miss you.

Cindy L Law
   Posted Sat August 11, 2018
So sorry for your loss. He always reminded me of Ray's PAP. He will be missed. Cindy (Boyd) Law and family.

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