Harvey Lawrence MBA ’64, 90, formerly of M-51 North in Niles, died  Dec. 1,  2011,  at Woodland Terrance in Niles of a brief illness. Mr. Lawrence was born Jan. 25,  1921,  in Los Angeles to Harvey Jacob and Josephine Marie (Portesi) Lawrence. He earned his bachelor of science degree from Cal Tech and master of business administration degree from Santa Clara University. He was previously employed for Proctor-Gamble for 10 years and Lockheed for 16 years. In 1993,  he moved to Niles to be nearer to his daughter. During World War II,  Harvey moved to Canada to served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot,  and when the United States entered the war,  he transferred to the United States Marine Corps,  where he served as a 1st lieutenant and pilot. He was also awarded the Purple Heart. He enjoyed the fellowship of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Elkhart,  Ind. He was an amateur radio operator and enjoyed playing bridge. Mr. Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife,  Ruth Serena (Troensegaard) Lawrence,  who died Dec. 29,  2002. He was also preceded in death by two brothers. He is survived by his children,  Helen Fester of Dowagiac,  Peter Riggs and Mary Brown of Reno,  Nev.,  and Ann Kroepel of Los Gatos,  Calif; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

08 Nov 2018