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Edwin Laurence

Place of birth: Philadelphia, PA

Edwin Laurence, Auditor, US Government
Mr. Edwin Anthony Laurence, 92, of Walnut Creek, CA, died January 9, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services from complications following a recent hip surgery.
Mr. Laurence was born on August 10, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Edwin and Agnes Laurence. After graduation from Central High School in 1941, he worked odd jobs until he was drafted into the US Army in 1943. While serving in various places in the Asian theater of war, he processed the photos taken of bomb damage including the dropping of the atomic bomb.
Following the war, Mr. Laurence attended George Washington University in Washington, DC and graduated with an accounting degree in 1955. He then joined the US General Accounting Office and travelled throughout the US on assignment. He later would travel throughout the world with the US Defense and State Departments as an auditor. He would retire after ten years as an auditor for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in San Francisco, CA in 1975.
Although Mr. Laurence had no children, he was a devoted family man looking after his parents, sister Jane Laurence and ex-wife Mary Laurence throughout their life. A resident of Rossmoor senior community of Walnut Creek, CA, he loved to take long walks, classical music, cats and conversation with a small group of friends.
Mr. Laurence is survived by his nephew, Andrew Laurence, of Washington, DC, his cousin Elizabeth Walker, of Medford, NJ., and beloved family friend Karen Stewart of San Diego, CA.

2 Responses

  • Andrew Laurence On

    It has been three years since your passing, but you are still in my thoughts.

  • Andrew Laurence On

    Dear Uncle Tony

    Even though our time together was limited, I already miss our Sunday conversations. I take solace in the fact that you lived on your own terms and was never forced to compromise your independence. You lived a very long and successful life and I pray you rest in peace.


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