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Lawrence R. "Larry" Brittain

February 8, 1947 ~ March 1, 2022 (age 75)


Lawrence R. "Larry" Brittain, 75, of Benton, died Tuesday morning, March 1st, 2022 at his home

 Born February 8, 1947 in Huntington Township, Luzerne County, he was a son of the late Lawrence Roger Brittain and Elda Mae (Stout) Brittain.  He and his wife, Mary L. (Knecht) Brittain, would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on June 29th. 

Larry was a 1966 graduate of Northwest Area High School and was employed by Penn-DOT as a mechanic supervisor until his retirement in 2002.

He faithfully served his country in the U. S. Army in the Vietnam War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Sharpshooter Medal,  the Vietnam Service Medal and 2 Overseas Bars.

 Larry was a life member of the Benton V. F. W. and the Shickshinny American Legion.

 He was better known to most people and his brothers and sisters as "Pop".  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather ("Poppy") and great grandfather. 

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Mary, are his three children:  Christina Brittain, Bloomsburg; Jodi Birster and her husband, Stephen, of Lightstreet; Lawrence R. Brittain, Jr. and his wife, Jessica, of Bloomsburg; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren; his eight siblings:  Marie Bovsun, of Steelton; Loretta Benjamin, of Bloomsburg; Alberta Ridall, of Bloomfield, NY; Roger Brittain, of Benton; Becky Eisenhauer, of Berwick; Clarence Brittain, of Mesa, Arizona; Susie Davenport, of Huntington  Mills; Martin Brittain, of Berwick and numerous nieces and nephews.

 A Celebration of Life and Military Honors will be held Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 11 AM at the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road,  Benton.  The family will receive friends from 10 AM until the time of the service at 11:00.  The McMichael Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brittain  Family.  For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website:

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March 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McMichael Funeral Home
4394 Red Rock Road
Benton, PA 17814

Celebration of Life
March 16, 2022

11:00 AM
McMichael Funeral Home, Inc.
4394 Red Rock Rd
Benton, Pennsylvania 17814

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