John R. Lawson

John Lawson

Palm Bay, FL

John R. Lawson, 75, died Friday, February 22, 2013.

He is survived By his wife of 53 yeas, Patricia (nee Arbuckle); his sons, James and John; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth; and grandsons, Harry and Aubrey.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY, attended NYU and Columbia, and served in the US Air Force from 1957 to 1960. He spent most of his life in Connecticut, where he had several businesses and retired from the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections before he moved to Palm Bay in 2004. He was a member of Riviera United Church of Christ. He loved to travel and was always planning the next vacation.

A celebration of his wonderful life is planned at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Riviera United Church of Christ, 451 Riviera Drive, Palm Bay, FL, 32905.

Arrangements entrusted to Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 1001 S. Hickory Street, Melbourne, 724-2222.

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Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Mar. 3, 2013