Lawrence McHale

Published 5:00 am Friday, September 30, 2005

Services for Lawrence McHale of Lolo, Mont., were Aug. 16 withentombment in San Francisco. A family memorial service will be heldat a later date in Florence, Mont. McAvoy O’Hara Evergreen Mortuaryin San Francisco was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. McHale, 87, died Aug. 8 at his home. He was born inColumbus, Kan., on Dec. 6, 1917, to Thomas John McHale and IvaPearl McHale.

He was an U.S. Army veteran and a retired bank auditor andassistant vice president.

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Mr. McHale served in the Army from June 1942 until June 1962 andreceived the American Campaign Medal, the Commendation Ribbon withMedal Pendant, the National Defense Service Medal, the UnitedNations Medal and the Korean Service Medal. From 1962 until 1967,he worked with Grumman Aircraft and Engineering Corp. in New Yorkas an administrative assistant to the quality control inspectionmanager. Mr. McHale then moved to San Francisco, where he worked asan auditor for the Bank of Tokyo before moving to Union Bank ofCalifornia, where he was an auditor and assistance vice presidentbefore his retirement. He moved to Vandalia, Mont., in 1999 to livewith his daughter and wife before finally settling in Lolo in2001.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Tommie Lee Conn McHale, formerly ofBrookhaven; daughter and son-in-law Jacqueline Stanislaw and JohnStanislaw, of Florence, Mont., son and daughter-in-law LawrenceMcHale Jr. and Karen McHale; and sister-in-law Etta Mae Smith, ofBrookhaven.