Lawrence “Larry” Wildemore Sr., 76

Lawrence “Larry” Mark Wildemore Sr., 76, husband of Dorothy Carol (Black) Wildemore, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Horace and Claire (Bird) Wildemore.

Larry proudly served in the United States Army as a MP. Larry serving as police officer in Upper Southampton for 32 years where he retired as a Sargent and moved to FL where bridges don’t freeze before roads.

Larry was also a firefighter for Upper Southampton Fire Department. Larry ran as an ambulance driver and was a past chief for Trevose heights Rescue Squad. Larry was a huge fan of musicals and theatrical shows. He also enjoyed going to Wawa for his morning, afternoon and evening coffee. Larry liked going camping along with road trips with his family and extended firefighting family and was known for his famous campfire songs and shenanigans. He was the founder and organizer of Wildetur, where he organized these said trips.

Surviving along with his wife Dorothy of 50 years, is his son Lawrence “Little Larry” Wildemore Jr.; daughter Kelly Ciaciak, wife of Robert; granddaughter Amanda Branyan; and his beloved dog Trey. He is predeceased by his brother Lee Wildemore.

Services will be held privately by the family at a later date. Announcement for a Celebration of his Life will follow.

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Dottie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers for you and your family. Gail

~ Gail Schmitz
7/23/2022 5:15:10 PM


7/23/2022 11:02:26 AM

My sincerest condolences Dotty,Larry and Kelly. Sgt. Larry was a real pleasure & an honor to work with.

~ Carol L Carver Southampton, PA
7/22/2022 4:53:45 PM

It was a pleasure to have known and worked with Larry even though I worked in warminster. We had some interesting times and calls in the seventies and eighties. Larry was one of the “best” in upper south. May god bless Larry and his family. Goodbye Larry, ?????

~ Paul Petrun
7/22/2022 4:43:13 PM

The memories of some of those wildeturs going to see trains, the bag pipes. You were an amazing man and I’m glad my father (Ed “Schultz” Gurt) was a friend of yours. The stories you both told at Donut Time while I was growing up were some of the best. My sincere condolences to the whole family.

~ Nicole Gurt
7/22/2022 10:30:28 AM

So many memories from the past between the shoot out with the rabid skunk in the neighborhood that put up the fight of a lifetime to the burning tree. Larry was always great for the one liners and was always looking to make everyone laugh.

~ Kevin McKenney Southampton, PA
7/22/2022 7:51:55 AM

Our condolences to you all. Larry was fun to be around at the squad. Thinking of you. Ron and Nancy Doster

~ Ron and Nancy Doster
7/22/2022 7:36:47 AM

My condolences to the family. May he Rest in Peace.

~ Elfie Back Naples, FL
7/21/2022 10:56:25 PM

Dottie, so sorry for your loss. Loved Larry. He was the nicest guy with a great laugh!!!! Peg and Jimmy Elgert

~ Peggy A Elgert Feasterville Trevose, PA
7/21/2022 10:10:23 PM

My condolences to the family.

~ Kristen Murphy
7/21/2022 6:49:27 PM

Larry thank you for all the good times at the Police Department. You will be missed! My and Diane’s condolences to Dottie and the family. Rest In Peace Sergeant!

~ Frank Walter Jr.
7/21/2022 1:40:02 PM

My condolences to the Wildemore Family. May Larry rest in peace. He was a legend at USPD.

~ Mark Zielinski
7/21/2022 12:11:48 PM

Rest In Peace my friend ??????we sure did have some great times and memories together with family and friends god speed fare well for now.

~ Bernard/ Barney.
7/21/2022 10:24:07 AM

Rest in Peace my friend. It was an honor to have you training me when I first arrived at Upper Southampton Police. It was also an honor to just call you friend. God Bless You. Dotti, Larry and Kelly my prayers are with you.

~ Albert Costantini Levittown, Pa
7/21/2022 9:18:59 AM

We had some times, didn't we, Bud? I'm sorry for not keeping in better touch. Sincere condolences to Dottie, Larry and Kelly. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sarge.

~ John Costello Warminster, PA
7/21/2022 9:01:32 AM

Dad Larry, i am so sorry i was unable to be there when you passed to the next life. I pray that you find the comfort and security you’ve been searching for in our Lord’s arms. Thank you for being an amazing father in law. Rest In Peace.

~ Bernadette Wildemore Lawrenceville, GA
7/20/2022 4:50:45 PM

So sorry for your loss the family also sends their condolences ?? sending our love

~ Donna Broughan
7/20/2022 2:44:11 PM