Published in the Fresno
Bee on September 8, 2011
Laurence was reunited with his bride, Beverly, on Thursday, September
4, 2011. Laurence and his twin brother, Richard, were born on September
6, 1931, to David and Lydia Bolger.
He graduated from Fresno High School in 1949, and attended Fresno State
University where he pitched for the Bulldogs and was a member of the Hall
of Fame 1951 Baseball Team.
In 1952, he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. After his baseball career
was cut short by an elbow injury, Laurence began a 40 year career in the
At retirement, he continued to work selling real estate. Laurence was
a member of the U. S. Army during the Korean War, and a member and Master
Mason of the Selma Masonic Lodge.
He is preceded in death by Beverly, his wife of 53 years; and his brothers,
Leland and Richard.
He is survived by children, Norman Bolger, and his wife Lynn, David Bolger,
and Laurie Ann Furin and her husband Joe; grandchildren, Michele Dillon,
Breanne and Dylan Gault, Alyssa Furin, Katy Bolger, Laura Day; and great-grandchildren,
Shelly and Carter.
A Memorial Service will be at New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees
on Monday, September 12, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.
Donations may be made to Asera Care Hospice; or the Fresno State Dugout