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Persing - Lamar E. Age 85, of Marco Island, FL, died
January 9, 2016 in Naples. He had been a winter resident for over 20 years coming from Williamsville, NY. He was a founding owner of Total Facilities Services in Buffalo, NY and served as an officer for the International Operating Engineers, Local # 17. He was a member of Tyrian Lodge # 925 F & AM and the Buffalo Consistory. Lamar is survived by his wife Lois Persing; his daughter, Sharon (Robin) Tomasula; his step-son, Rick (Debra) Schartel. He was the grandfather of Lindsey (Travis) Tummond, Ryan Schartel, Anthony
(Michelle) Tomasula, and great grandfather of Noah and Alex Tomasula; brother of Shirley (the late Wayne) Grow; brother-in-law of Marion (the late
Donald) Johns, Shirley and Gordon
Stamets, Richard and Alice Zeeger; and the uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan; two sisters, Betty (the late John) Martin and Mary Jane (the late Robert) Nolter. Services will be at the convenience of the family with interment in Northumberland Memorial Park in Sunbury, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lamar's memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. For online condolences please visit

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