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Lawrence W. Higgins

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

built, owned The Wingate Hotel

Lawrence W. “Larry” Higgins, 77, of Orefield, died Oct. 2, 2018, in Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township.

He and his wife MaryAnn (Stahl) Higgins were married 56 years.

Born Aug. 19, 1941, in Lansdale, Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Ferdinand and Elva M. (Wallace) Higgins.

An entrepreneur and businessman, he was president and co-founder of the former Love Homes and Greenbriar Marketing and Management Inc. both of Allentown.

He built and owned The Wingate Hotel, Hamilton Boulevard, from 2001-06.

He attended Faith Church, Allentown.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a daughter Shawn D. Schmitt and her husband, Daniel, of Allentown; grandchildren Samuel and Jessica Schmitt, both of Allentown; sister Patricia A. Mertz of Fleetwood; sister-in-law Eleanor M. Higgins of Macungie.

He was predeceased by brothers Thomas F. and Timothy D.

His service will be private, at the discretion of the family.

There will be no calling hours.

Interment will take place following the service at the Macungie Baptist Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Church, 6528 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18106.

Arrangements were made by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Schnecksville.