Emlen Ralph Russel “Bud” Lawrence

February 6, 1927 - April 5, 2021

Emlen Ralph Russel “Bud” Lawrence, age 94, of Port Penn, DE, formerly of New Castle, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Born in Lancaster, PA, on February 6, 1927, he was a son of the late William and Sarah (Hall) Lawrence. Bud proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He made his career as a machine operator for Electric, Hose & Rubber for 29 1/2 years, before retiring in 1976. Bud then worked for Gates Engineering and Rosenberg Cold Storage in their maintenance sectors. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, VFW Post #838 in Port Penn, and the American Legion. In his spare time, Bud enjoyed playing checkers, watching professional wrestling and baseball.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Jane (Fry) Lawrence and 5 siblings. He is survived by son, Dennis J. Lawrence (Cathy Duncan-Lawrence); grandchildren, Christine Kalix and Helena Faulkner (Ron); and great grandchildren, Gabriel Kalix, Alyssa Kalix, and Gavin Faulkner.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bud’s memory to Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720.


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8 Condolences for Emlen Ralph Russel “Bud” Lawrence

  • So sorry for the family loss. Hope he had wonder full memories of his children children lives

  • Christine & family ,
    So sorry for your loss , hold on to your great memories & happy thoughts of your loved one who is at at peace & reuniting with ones who were waiting for him in heaven 🙏
    Love and prayers ❤️Reenie M

  • The Beatson Family is sending our condolences to the Lawrence Family, during this difficult time.

    We remember and cherish the time that we were neighbors. Mr. Lawrence was a soft spoken and gentle man. He loved his cars and took good care of them, and he had the cleanest garage “ever.”

    Rest In Peace Mr. Lawrence and thanks for being a great role model for all of us!

  • Dennis, Cathy & family, I’m so sorry for your loss. praying for your family, may you find comfort during this time. I will see you soon, will keep in touch 🌻

  • My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dennis and Cathy and family for the loss of such a wonderful man. My prayers are with you all.
    Love and prayers 🙏

  • Prayers for the Lawrence family.

  • May you feel the Love Of God as you all mourn the lose of your family member. Bud is at rest now. God Be With You All.

  • My deepest sympathy for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.