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Gerald Lawrence

Gerald Lawrence, 81, of Marco Island, FL and Landenberg, PA passed on October 1, 2020.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rita Duffy Lawrence, and his sons Gerald (Stefanie Porges) and Brennen (Whitney Lawrence). He was proud to be “PopPop” to five grandchildren: Grace, Anna, Rose, William and Virginia.

Born to David Leo Lawrence and Alice Goldin Lawrence, he graduated Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, and then LaSalle College in Philadelphia. He served in the United States Air Force and as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party before beginning a long career in the horse racing industry, including senior leadership positions at Yonkers Raceway, Churchill Downs, the New York Racing Association and Autotote – Scientific Games. In retirement, he was active in his church and community, and held the rank of Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the James A. Finnegan Foundation (www.finneganfoundation.org), for which he served as a director for 43 years.

Funeral Services

Burial will be private.


    Joe and Judy Van Trump writes,
    We are saddened by the loss of such a good friend. We will cherish the time we spent with him, both on the golf course and the lovely dinners we had. Now instead of praying FOR him, we will pray TO him, for he is indeed with Our Lord! God bless Rita and his family. Joe and Judy Van Trump
    10/03/2020 06:46 am
    David and Connie Green writes,
    Our deepest sympathies go out to your family. May God give you peace. We will surely miss seeing him on Marco Island. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this dark time of your lives. May God bless and keep you safe and healthy. Best personal regards.
    10/09/2020 08:32 pm

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