Lawrence E. “Muggs” Collier, 89, of South Greensburg, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born November 14, 1929 in Greensburg, a son of the late Edward G. Sr. and Trissie (Blackburn) Collier. Prior to retirement he had been employed for 37 years by PPG Industries, South Greensburg. He was a member of St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, South Greensburg, the VFW Post No. 33, Greensburg, and the American Legion Post No. 981, South Greensburg. Muggs was an Army Veteran serving in World War II in the 78th Quartermaster Company stationed in the Philippines. He was also stationed in Guam as a Searchlight and Battery Fire Fighter. Muggs received the Victory Medal for his service. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia C. Collier; three brothers, Anthony “Bee”, William H., and Edward G. Collier, Jr.; and his sister, Mary L. Lohr. He is survived by his daughter, Lauren Collier, of South Greensburg; granddaughter, Amanda Lehman and husband Sean, of Southwest Greensburg; two great-grandchildren, Kaden and Keira Lehman; his brother, Kenneth “Bud” Collier and wife Julie, of Greensburg; brother-in-law, Jerry Krupey, of Reisterstown, MD; sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Lee” Collier, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 PM Friday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg. A funeral liturgy will begin at 11 AM Saturday in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park Mausoleum with Full Military Honors to be accorded by the VFW Post No. 33, Greensburg Honor Guard. www.bachafh.com
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