Charles E. Lawrence

HANOVER Charles E. "Charlie" Lawrence, 90, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Brethren Home Community with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Mary D. (Thomas) Lawrence. Born in Linwood, Md., on October 18, 1923, he was the son of the late George and Pauline Lawrence. He retired from Dynatherm Corp. of Maryland in January 1991 as a tool and die maker, and later worked for Gene Latta Ford in Hanover. Charles was a WWII veteran and a member of Harvest Time Temple in Hanover. In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by three stepdaughters, Bev Davis of Hanover, Pam Biller and her husband, Larry of East Berlin, and Peg Arentz and Jeff Schildt of McSherrystown; two stepsons, Barry Arentz and his wife, Sandy of New Oxford, and Ricky Uhler and his wife, Lisa of Finksburg, Md.; and numerous stepgrandchildren and step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Warehime; a brother, Kenneth Lawrence; and his first wife, Nancy J. Lawrence. A service to celebrate the life of Charles E. Lawrence will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Harvest Time Temple, 700 Black Rock Road, Hanover, with the Rev. Fred Mummert officiating. Viewing will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Jeff Zinn, Joe Davis, Adam Baer, Matthew Menchey, Wayne Zumbrum, and Kyle Zumbrum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA/ Hospice of Hanover & Spring Grove, 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331; or to Harvest Time Temple, 700 Black Rock Road, Hanover, PA 17331. To share memories of Charlie Lawrence and view a video tribute, please visit

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Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 27, 2014