OCEAN PINES — David Lazar, 78, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012,
at his home after a brief illness. Born in Oliphant, Pa., he was the son of the
late Michael Lazar and Mary Prokipchak Lazar. He is survived by his wife, Diane
B. Lazar, and daughters, Donna Pachasa of Sewell, N.J., Deanna O’Driscoll and
her husband, Dennis, of Mullica Hill, N.J., and Deborah Calhoun and her
husband, Joseph, of Turnersville, N.J. He was preceded in death by his
son, David Michael Lazar. He leaves five grandchildren, Kristina Miller,
Megan Pachasa and Steven, Ryan and Devon Calhoun. There are numerous nieces and
Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Richard and
Gerald Lazar and his sister, Janice Marie Picardi.
Mr. Lazar had been a senior claims specialist in workers
compensation with Employers Insurance of Wausau. He also was employed as a
part-time bus driver during the summer with the town of Ocean City
Transportation Department. He was an Army veteran of the Korean
War. He attended St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City, had
been a member of the Ocean Pines Kiwanis, enjoyed working with stained glass,
woodworking and loved bowling.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July
21, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to
the service. The Rev. David Dingwall will officiate. Cremation will
follow. Inurnment will be in the St. Paul’s by-the-Sea
Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to
Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804.