Obituary for John W. "Bill" Lawrence
John W. “Bill” Lawrence, 78, of Brewster, NY, died on June 27th, 2017 at Putnam Hospital in Carmel, NY. He was born on October 4th, 1938 to Edward (“Ned”) and Catherine (Keegan) Lawrence in Columbus, Ohio.
Bill attended Lyons Township High School in La Grange, IL and the University of Dayton. He served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Captain in Germany. Following his service, Bill started his working career at Shillito’s Department Store in Cincinnati. Subsequently, he held various sales and marketing positions with Huffy Corporation and Tru-Foto companies of Dayton, Ohio. He was transferred to New York in 1974 and worked for Fuji Photo Film, USA until 1985. In the years that followed, he was self-employed as a marketing consultant in the photo-finishing business and retail greeting card industry.
Bill was a beloved friend to many and remembered for his charity work and compassion and sense of humor. He is survived by his cousins in Ohio. Interment will take place at a later date in Columbus.