NEWPORT NEWS - Lawrence 'Larry' Lieberman of Newport News, Va., died Monday, March 28, 2005, at The Newport Convalescent Center after a brief illness. He was 86 years old. Larry Lieberman was born in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 1, 1918. He attended elementary school in Richmond then Warren County High School in Front Royal from which he graduated in 1935. Larry matriculated at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1939. Following graduation, Larry took a position as a pharmacist with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Phoebus. While working at the VA Hospital he met Evelyn Wilks of Newport News. They were married on Sunday, Jan. 18, 1942. Shortly after his marriage, Larry entered the medical Corps of the U.S. Army and served as a Medical administrative officer in the U.S.A. and in Normandy after D-Day. He was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in 1945. Larry returned to the Veteran Administration Hospital as a pharmacist for a brief time, then opened his own drug store on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News. He operated the drug store for about six years then decided to make a change of career. He entered The College of William and Mary Law School, from which he graduated with a law degree in 1955. He then opened his law office in Newport News and practiced law there for 45 years until retirement in 2001. Larry practiced law with compassion and often helped people in need. He was a longtime supporter of Adath Jeshurun Synagogue where he served as President for a number of years. Larry was a man of gifted intellect. He was a private pilot, a yachtsman, a sailor and a fisherman. He loved to play golf. Larry is survived by his wife, Evelyn; four children, Paul Lieberman and his wife, Ilene, of Israel, Joseph Lieberman and his wife, Mary Frances, of Newport News, James Lieberman and his wife, Leanne, of Colorado, and Elissa Helm and her husband, Tom, of Newport News; two brothers, Lionel Lieberman and his wife, Judy, of Tel Aviv, and Jerry Heller and his wife, Irene, of Georgia; a sister, Pauline Perlis of Georgia; as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Additionally he is survived by an uncle, William Sager and his wife, Elizabeth, of Arlington, Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 12646 Nettles Drive, Newport News, VA 23606. Contributions can be made in Mr. Lieberman's name to Congregation Adath Jeshurun. Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Published by Daily Press on Mar. 30, 2005.