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Lawrence R. Tormey, Sr.

Wall township

Lawrence R. Tormey, Sr. of Wall Township, died July 20, 2017 at Jersey Shore Medical Center of pulmonary disease.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Rosemary Martin Tormey, his devoted daughters Beth, of Neptune, Catherine and son-in-law Gregory Lyden of Belmar, Marie and son-in-law Brian Byrne of Wall Township, his son, Lawrence R. Tormey, Jr and daughter-in-law Mary Ann, and grandchildren Aidan, Liam and Colette of Lynbrook, New York, whom he adored. He is also survived by his in-laws: James Hasson of Cavendish, Vermont; Nancy and Bob Koeppe of Hardyston, New Jersey; Patricia and Tom Comerford of Poughkeepsie, New York; and, Jean and Joe Fuchs of Palm Harbor, Florida. He also is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, including Dr. Joseph Mannion who provided devoted care over many years. Lawrence also cherished his life-long friendship with Hubert O'Toole. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Malachy and Eileen (Barry) Tormey, his sisters, Anna (Tormey) Hasson and Barbara (Tormey) Mannion.

He was born, raised and educated in Jersey City and proudly served as a U.S. Army Security Agency Officer, stationed at Linkou Air Base, Taiwan, Republic of China. For many years, he was employed by The RCA Corporation, Harrison, N.J., as a marketing administrator and sales representative. He then spent the remainder of his working years in the field of college development. He had an abiding love for Ireland, the native land of his ancestors and visited that country several times. He was an amateur genealogist who delighted in tracing his family's Irish roots. He was also civic minded and served as Chairman of the Wall Township Business Development Committee, Vice Chairman of the Wall Township Environmental Committee, Co-Founder of the Shark River Roundtable, and Founding Trustee of the Camp Evans Information Age Learning Center. He had an abiding dedication to aiding those in need. His greatest volunteer interests were in helping to feed the hungry at the Bradley Food Pantry at Saint James Episcopal Church, Bradley Beach and housing the shelter-needy at Coastal Habitat for Humanity. For a number of years, he also was a volunteer tutor at St. Rose RC Church English as a Second Language program.

Reilly Bonner Funeral Home, 801 "D" Street, Belmar, is handling the arrangements. The wake will be held on Monday, July 24th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose R.C. Church, 7th Avenue Belmar, on Tuesday, July 25th at 10:30AM. Burial will follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Wall Township. In his memory, donations to the Bradley Food Pantry or Coastal Habitat for Humanity would be greatly appreciated.
Published in Asbury Park Press from July 23 to July 24, 2017
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