Jerome J. Lawler, age 80, of South Branch died Friday, May 30, 2014 at his home.
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Jerome was born Oct. 22, 1933 in Saginaw to parents Harry V. and Agnes O. (Letherer) Lawler. He graduated from St. Andrews High School in Saginaw, then attended Central Michigan University, graduating with multiple degrees. Jerome was a life member the SEA, MEA and NEA. He was employed by the Saginaw Board of Education and taught at Jones School for 30 years.
He belonged to the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Pius the X Catholic Church in Hale and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison. Jerome loved his cottage at Jose Lake and adored his grandchildren, playing piano with Christian and hugs from Julia.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; sons, Jerome J. Lawler II and John (Melissa) Lawler; grandchildren, Christian and Julia; sisters, Mary A. Hazzard, Colleen (Jim) Schultz, Sheila (Bernard) Schultz, Jacqueline Wiltse, Kay (Joseph) Stanulis and Muriel Lawler; and brother-in-law, Daniel Edlinger. He was preceded in death by sisters, Nancy Edlinger and Carol Wesolek.
Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 612 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakwood Mausoleum, 5950 Gratiot Rd., Saginaw. Contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity or St. Vincent DePaul. Condolences may be left on-line at www.hillfh.com.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald from June 2 to June 10, 2014