Charles D. Lau, Jr.
March 19, 2015
Charles D. Lau Jr., 72 of Milford, PA, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, March 19, 2015. He passed away at his home in Milford, PA. “Charlie” the son of the late Charles D. Sr., and Anna (VanderMuelen) Lau, he was born on January 20, 1943.
Charlie graduated from Patterson High School and attended Orange County Community College, NY and Volusia County Community College, FL. He served in the Navy from 1960-1966 on the ship Kenneth D. Bailey and was a police officer with the Ormond Beach and Port Orange, FL Police Force. Later, he became a detective sergeant with the Orange City Police Department.
His last job as a security officer was his favorite job. Charles was in charge of all radio communication at Daytona Beach Speedway. He worked with many of the NASCAR drivers and escorted several U.S. Presidents through the gates. His love for NASCAR continued throughout his life.
Charlie was an avid musician. He loved singing, playing the guitar, and writing songs. He played in several bands and loved to jam with his cousin Garry and anyone who was interested. Charlie was able to use his musical gift to serve the Lord. He was a church worship music leader, played in the church Praise Team, as well as, sang solos. He sang for many nursing home patients, where he was able to bring forth the gospel and extend joy to others.
Charlie was a lifetime member of the VFW, the NRA, and the Tin Can Sailors Association. He was a charter member of the Martin Guitar Owners Club. He won many state awards for excellence in marksmanship. He also loved to fish, read, and watch television.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Sylvia; leaves behind a daughter, Michelle Cox and her husband Doyle of Cocoa, FL; two stepsons Timothy M. Greening and wife Carlee of Scotrun, PA and Sean Greening of Milford, PA; two brothers Leonard Lau and wife Agnes of Palm Beach, FL and Robert Lau and wife Lilah of Greer, SC; a brother-in-law, Stanley Dembeck and fiancée Donna Macedonio of Port Jervis, NY; two grandchildren, Wayne Cox and wife Amanda of Louisville, KY and Julius Greening Of Scotrun, PA; one great-grandson, Wyatt Cox of Louisville, KY; his aunt Marie Jeryc of NC and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated with military honors at the First Baptist Church, PortJervis, NY.
Memorial Donations may be mad to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave. Newton NJ 07860 or First Baptist Church, 34 W Main St, Port Jervis, NY 12771
Funeral Arrangements were made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St, Milford, PA18337.