John "Jack" Lawrence Jr.
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Woodbury, NJ
John "Jack" Lawrence, Jr.

AGE: 96 • Port Elizabeth

John "Jack" Lawrence, Jr. age 96 passed away on September 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, Jack lived in Woodbury most of his life and was a graduate of Woodbury High School in 1939. After retiring he resided in Naples FL and his beloved family home on the Maurice River in Port Elizabeth NJ. He served in the Navy during World War II from 1942-1945. While he was stationed in Cape May, he met his wife Helen. Jack and his brother Bill, took over the family contruction business in Westville, John D. Lawrence Inc., the hertiage of which orignated in the late 1800's as a barn and home building company in Elmer NJ.

He was a member of the Woodbury Kiwanis, YMCA Board of Directors, Woodbury Architectural Review Committee, Woodbury Country Club, Carpenters Company of Philadelphia, served as President of The Building Contractors Association of South Jersey.

Jack was predeceased in December by his wife of 73 years Helen P. (nee Walton. Survived by daughters Joan Lawrence-Rhoads (Stephen), Nancy Burgese (Pasquale), brother William and grandchildren Sarah and Alexander Rhoads and Katherine "Katie" Henry.

Friends may greet the family on Saturday September 9 after 9:30am in the Budd Funeral Home, 522 Salem Ave. (Kings Hwy), Woodbury NJ. Funeral service will be at 11am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries, Inc., P.O. Box 474, Millville, NJ 08332 or to the Mauricetown Historical Society, P. O. Box 1, Mauricetown, NJ 08329. Memories may be shared at www.budd funeralhome.com.



Published by The Daily Journal on Sep. 6, 2017.
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My deepest sympathies to your family. My Mom, Ruth Harding worked for many years for Mr, Lawrence. She was a book keeper. But spoke highly of both men.

Our regards, Vicki and Alan Chudy
Vicki Harding-Chudy
October 18, 2017
Sending heartfelt condolences to Mr. Lawrence's family. For more than 17 years I was in close contact with Mr. And Mrs. Lawrence. As their Postmaster they kept in touch with me as they wintered in the south and almost daily during the summer months. They dearly loved their family and spoke often about them. I am deeply sadden to learn they are both gone. They will remain in my memory as the happy couple from Bricksboro.
Linda Lee Reeves
September 10, 2017
I will alwlays remember Jack growing up in Bricksboro he was a good mentor .sorry for loss.
carl camp
September 8, 2017
It was an honor to work for Jack and his company.
God bless him.
T. Jennings
September 7, 2017
Jack was one of the best. Always a gentleman and an example for others. I was glad to know him as a boy and later in Woodbury Kiwanis together.
Mal Dawson
September 6, 2017
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