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Lawrence Milton Hollingsworth

1926 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
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Lawrence Milton Hollingsworth

SILVER LAKE -- Lawrence M. Hollingsworth, 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born October 26, 1926 in Opelika, Alabama, the son of Lawrence and Myrtle Hollingsworth.

As a boy he loved to climb trees and run through the woods with his friends. One day the boys happened upon an illegal moonshine still deep in the Alabama woods. It scared the boys so much they ran all the way home. Lawrence was passionate about classical music, especially enjoying the Cleveland Orchestra summer concert series at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. As a young man he enjoyed swing style of jazz music and was light on his feet as a talented swing dancer. He was an avid golfer, and in his spare time he enjoyed chair caning, gardening, and was masterful at completing any household project.

Lawrence served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II receiving two bronze stars and a Presidential Unit Citation, in the Asiatic-Pacific Area. He later graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in electrical engineering. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. He was also a Fellow of The Radio Club of America. He retired from Ohio Edison in 1991, and was a busy volunteer for Stan Hywet Hall, the Firestone Golf Tournament, AARP Tax Program and the Akron Civic Theater.

Lawrence was devoted to his loving wife of 60 years, Erma Hollingsworth of Silver Lake; and daughters, Ann H. (Jon) Moss of Naperville, Ill., and Ellen J. Chaillet of York, Pa.; granddaughter, Katherine Moss of Naperville, Ill.; step grandsons, Jonathan Moss Jr. of Denver, Colo., Justin Moss of Mesa, Ariz.; and sister Ruth Stewart of Mt. Vernon, Ga.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the: Humane Society of Greater Akron (7996 Darrow Road Twinsburg, OH 44087.)

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on June 15, 2014
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