08/01/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Marcia Wasserman Lawrence and Carolyn's Mother
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have two more batches of sad news today.
Marcia Wasserman Lawrence
Marcia Wasserman Lawrence, passed away peacefully at her home on July 29, 2004,
after a long illness with cancer with family and friends at her bedside. She
graduated from Newport News High School Class of 1968. She worked for 10 years
at the Virginia National Bank before joining the Verizon staff as an operator.
She retired last month after more than 20 years of service with Verizon. She is
survived by her husband of 29 years, Martin 'Wes' Lawrence; one son, Wesley
Lawrence of Beaufort, N.C.; one grandson, Aaron Lawrence of New Bern, N.C.; her
mother, Cecelia Wasserman, and a brother, Ellis Wasserman and his wife, Shirley,
both of Newport News; one sister, Ilene Dillard of Hayes, Va.; two
sisters-in-law, Jane Martinez and her husband, Marty, of St. Charles, Mo., and
Emily Needs of San Antonio, Texas; one brother-in-law, Tim Lawrence and his
wife, Dawn, of Beaufort, N.C.; and many wonderful family and friends. The family
will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1, at the W.J. Smith & Son
Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, in the
Garden of Wisdom, Peninsula Memorial Park. At Marcia's request, in lieu of
flowers, send all donations to the Aaron W. Lawrence Educational Fund, 1319
Caldwell Drive, Hampton, VA 23666. Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral
Published in the Daily Press on 7/31/2004.
You may have noticed that
I do not deal well with death. I know that I should, but the truth is that
I do not.
I had known a year ago that Marcia was ill. Apparently I chose to forget it completely, as this took me by complete surprise.
This is attached to her name, and posted here:
We extend our deepest sympathies to Marcia's entire family.
I never could even bring myself to posting or announcing this:
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 07/22/04:
Thanks, Joe. I still haven't yet done it, but this information will shortly be posted here:
Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Carolyn and her family at this time.
Y'all take care of each other.
Love to all, Carol
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