Lawrence H. Held

January 27, 1925 ~ December 15, 2019 (age 94)


Lawrence H. Held 94 of Jeannette died Sunday December 15, 2019 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  He was born January 24, 1925 in Wellsville, NY a son of the late Edward and Viola (Wilkins) Held.  Prior to retirement he was employed by the ASG Industries and he owned and operated Judy's Store for 30 years where he became part of the neighborhood and loved supplying the best penny candy selection for the kids.  Larry also had a passion for trading his baseball cards.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve (Housler) Held and a son Lawrence E. "Tink" Held Sr.  He is survived by his daughter Judy Galdo Bucci (Anthony) of Jeannette, daughter in law Sandy Held of New Alexandria, eight grandchildren Jeff Galdo (Lisa), Kim Galdo (Mike), Anthony Bucci (Meeca), Kristin Bucci (Mike), Larry Held, Jason Held, Jenna Held and Erica Galdo (Ted), nine great grandchildren Jessie, Larry, Nathan, Masen, Elijah, Isaiah, Cameron, Valentina and Rosalia, a friend Paul Galdo.  Services and entombment was private.  Mason-Gelder Funeral Home Inc. Jeannette, PA in charge of arrangements.  To send online condolences visit


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