Dr. Lawrence Charles Pakula


On November 2, Dr. Lawrence Charles Pakula of Baltimore at 89. He is survived by children Baila (Bruce) Waldholtz, Annette Pakula, Louis H.S. (Laura) Pakula and Dale Elizabeth (Phil) Perreault; brothers Dr. Steve (Laurie) Pakula and Jerry (Denise) Pakula; grandchildren Andrew (Glenna) Waldholtz, Dr. Lauren (Martin) Gregory, Jennifer (Greg) Antonucci, Frank Pakula, Elizabeth Pakula, Daniel Perreault, Sydney Perreault and Benjamin Perreault; great-grandchildren Charles Waldholtz, Mason Antonucci, Connor Gregory and Pierce Gregory. He was predeceased by his wife, Sheila Pakula (née Sutland); son-in-law Larry Kessel; and parents Sidney and Dora Pakula.

Dr. Pakula loved to see his eight grandchildren and lived to see his first great-grandchildren, a blessing few may know. He loved to travel, especially with his wife. Now he joins Sheila for his final trip.

Contributions in his memory may be directed to: The Sutland/Pakula NICU at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Mail to: The Fund at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Attn: Allison Baker, 750 E. Pratt St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202.

To make a donation, go to: secure.jhu.edu/form/children (or call the Children’s Center Development office at 410-361-6396).

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