August 20, 2010
Michael G. Lawton, 49, of Oswego, NY died Friday at the Oswego Hospital surrounded by his family, and friends. He was born in Rome, NY on July 14, 1961. Michael attended Tompkins Cortland Community College and Adirondack Community College for business. After working briefly in insurance, Michael went into concrete and ready mix for the majority of his career, training with the American Concrete Institute for numerous certifications. After the birth of his first two children, Michael worked as a dispatcher at Glens Falls Ready Mix before relocating to Cortland, NY to work as plant manger for Saunders Concrete. He spent the next ten years residing with his family in Canton, NY and working as sales director and regional plant manger for Torrington Industries Inc. Michael moved with his family to Amboy, NY in 1996 working with Torrington Ind., G&I Homes as a Sales representative, satellite dish installer, and with Symons Corporations before relocating to Fulton, NY where he worked with customer service at Northern Concrete. He moved with his family to Kerrville, TX in early 2005 where he worked as founder of Scrap Metal Recycling until returning to the area in late 2008 where he resided in Oswego, NY until his death. Michael was a lover of hard work, great character, learning, and above all family. Michael was predeceased by his son Justiss Michael Lee Lawton, his father, Ronald Lawton, and brother Victor Lawton. He is survived by his wife Lori Lawton of Oswego, daughters Hope M. Lawton of Liverpool, Eliza-Joan A. Lawton, and Harmonie L Lawton both of Oswego, sons Andrew G. Lawton of Fulton, Honnor B. Lawton,and Matthew A. Wilson both of Oswego, his mother Thea-Joan Lawton of TX, sisters Deborah Heaton of Ogdensburg, Ellen Lawton of TX, brothers Rickie Lawton, Robert Lawton, and Ronald Lawton all of Ogdensburg, grandchildren Karri A., and Kaylob G. Lawton, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Private memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date. The arrangements were in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West Fourth Street, Oswego.