Stanley Adams Lawry, Jr. ’45

Stanley Adams Lawry, Jr. ’45 died on September 22, 2007, in Loma Linda, Calif.

Born on October 9, 1923, in Dedham, Mass., he prepared for college at Dedham High School, Melrose High School, and Hebron Academy and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity after he entered Bowdoin in 1941. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 during World War II and receiving the Purple Heart, he returned to Bowdoin and graduated in 1947. In 1949, he received a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a trainee with Buck Printing Company in Boston and also was with the First National Bank of Boston and was a salesman with the Gerrity Company of Boston. In 1950, he joined the Atlantic Richfield Company in Philadelphia. He remained with that company, moving to California in 1975, until his retirement in 1985. At Atlantic Richfield, he had been a personnel manager, an operations supervisor, and a sales engineer. He was a Mason, volunteered with United Way programs, and was a member of the Loraine Avenue Baptist Church in Glendora, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Sara Elaine McLean, whom he married in 1950; a daughter, Leslie Golper; a son, Stanley A. Lawry III; a sister, Eva Lawry Sutton of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; a brother, Gordon Lawry of Cape Cod, Mass.; and five grandchildren.