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Lawrence Thomas Higgins


1926 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Lawrence Thomas Higgins Obituary
Lawrence Thomas Higgins died in his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California of natural causes on January 3, 2011. Lawrence was born on October 15, 1926 in Bronx, New York, son of James and Nora Higgins of Edgewater, New Jersey. After high school, Lawrence served in the Army in World War II. Lawrence graduated in 1951 from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science and also was the most valued player of the Fordham football team, under the leadership and with the warm friendship of Vince Lombardi. Upon graduation, he was recruited by the Chicago Bears but then decided to instead serve for his country and worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 35 years. While in service, Lawrence contributed during the Korean, Vietnam, and Cold Wars. Lawrence continued his education throughout his life and received a Notary Public, MBA, Hotel Management Degree, and a real estate license. Lawrence spent the latter part of his life in Los Angeles where he became a member of the SAG (Screen Actors Guild)/AFTRA, and appeared in numerous Hollywood films. He was also an active member of the San Pedro Elks Club. Lawrence is survived by his two daughters, Caroline and Patricia Higgins; two granddaughters, Valerie and Ruby; his loving partner, Mary Ellen Blinn; and his beloved black Labrador, Coal. Memorial Services will be held at Mount Carmel Cemetery Chapel, 10 Serpentine Road, Tenafly, New Jersey 07670 at 11:00 a.m. on January 22, 2011. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 12, 2011
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