Douglas E. Lawrence

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Douglas E. Lawrence, 95, of Ferndale, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House.

Born July 7, 1918, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Tom and Mary Lawrence. He was the husband of Evelyn Lawrence, who died in 2003.

He had been a resident of Brinton Woods in Sykesville for 18 months. He was a graduate of Glen Burnie High School. He served in the Navy from 1941 until 1945, stationed in the Phillipines, China and Hawaii. He retired in 1975 from A.K. Steel Company in Baltimore.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Glen Burnie. He enjoyed oil painting, bowling, playing various instruments, ceramics and traveling. Later in life, he enjoyed going to dinner with his family.

Surviving are son Jack Lawrence and wife Joy, of Finksburg; a grandson, Jack Lawrence, of Ferndale; granddaughters Lisa Lynch and husband Tim, of Glen Burnie, and Kim Sayampanthan and husband Mark, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; great-grandchildren Katie and Becky Lawrence, Adam and Dionna Lynch, and Sam, Jonathan and David Sayampanthan; former son-in-law, Fred Collison, of Hedgesville; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by brothers Jack and Irvin Lawrence; and a daughter, Judith Ann Collison, who died in 2008.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service, noon Saturday at Fink Funeral Home, 426 Crain Highway S, Glen Burnie. Interment will be in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice's Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157; or to Brinton Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1442 Buckhorn Road, Sykesville, MD 21784.

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Fink Funeral Home Pa
426 Crain Highway S
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 2, 2013
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