Donald DeWayne Lawrence
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Donald DeWayne Lawrence Donald DeWayne Lawrence, 35, of Castro Valley, Calif., passed away April 3, 2005, at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley. A Memorial Service will be held at Eden United Church of Christ in Hayward on Sunday, April 17 at 5 o'clock p.m. A private sea scattering will be held at a later date.

Mr. Lawrence was a life-long resident of the Bay Area. He was a member of Eden United Church of Christ.

Survivors include his mother, Evelyn Lawrence, his life partner and companion of 14 years, Tony Lewis; 2 brothers, Richard Lawrence and James Lawrence II; 2 sisters, Linda Calyer and Jeannie May; 4 nephews, 3 nieces, and many friends.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Memorial Fund at Eden United Church of Christ (510) 582-9533, www.edenucc.com, or to the Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referrel Agency in San Leandro, www.dcara.org. Arrangements by Neptune Society of No. Calif. - Castro Valley FD1397 (510) 889-7110.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News on Apr. 6, 2005.
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April 17, 2005
It saddened me to find that you had left the Earth and didn't had a chance to see you again after those years we had at Ohlone College. We had shared laughs, crying, and a long good conversation. We had classes together when I was a student at Ohlone College. I will never forget your generousity. Thank you for a sweet and short memory of you and I together at Ohlone college. My sympathy is for your family and friends who had wonderful memories being with you. My thoughts will always be with you, Donald.
Michelle Mariano
April 10, 2005
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Will be god bless
Wendy Joy
April 8, 2005
Donald,

I will forever remember your kind and infectious bright smiles. You always had the kindness in your nature inside and out. Whenever you spoke, nothing but innocent words and meaningful thoughts came out of you. I will always cherish our intimate conversations we had about our current lives and life experiences when we had growing up deaf in San Jose.

Now, I could only wished we had and could spent more time together.

I now will miss you for eternity.
Michael Lieberman
April 8, 2005
You are one I know from Leigh High School during your senior year and I was on freshman year. You were an excellent devoted student I remember. The last time I seen you was at Marriot hotel in Santa Clara for Christmas party we enjoyed our pleasant conversation. You had a long life with full of happiness. Now you may rest in peacefully and enjoy your brand new eternity life up in an amazing gorgeous heaven with full of love from all of your generations family, friends, and God.
Paul Valadao
April 6, 2005
Donald,

You were and always will be my beloved. I wish I had it within my power to make everything right for you.

You were one of the sweetest people I've ever known. You will be remembered for a long time for your gentleness and generosity.

May you find much more peace in heaven than you found here on earth.
Tony Lewis
April 6, 2005
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Neptune Society of Northern California
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