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 nephews.
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.