Published in The Herald
on August 9, 2009
Jerry Lawman was born
in Youngstown, Ohio on February 14, 1931 and grew on the east side in
Smokey Hollow. He attended East High School where he excelled in both
academics and sports. He was Class President and a member of the National
Jerry was an all around athlete and received high accolades and
recognition for his play in football, baseball, basketball and track.
In retirement, he continued to coach the East Side Civics for several
years and was elected to the East High Hall of Fame for his sports accomplishments.
He attended Ohio State University and served in the Air Force as an Air
Jerry played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians farm system.
He later worked in the Postal System and was a teacher and football coach.
Jerry also worked for IBM in New York where he received training in computer
science and worked at Youngstown State University as a computer programmer
until he retired.
Jerry and his wife moved to Bradenton, Florida 10 years ago where he enjoyed
playing golf and being with his family. He was known for his quick wit
and ability to bring a smile to the face of anyone he met.
He will be sadly missed by his sons Jeffrey Lawman (Jodie), Jerry Lawman,
daughter Lori Weber (Ken), grandchildren Melissa, Alyssa, Brittany, Jerry,
and Joey, great grandson Brison, sisters Goldie Kirkland and Margaret
Vacca and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 7:30 P.M. August 12, 2009 at Manasota Memorial
Park & Funeral Home, Bradenton. Visitation will be 5:30 P.M. to 7:30
P.M. at Manasota Memorial Park.
Burial with military rites will be 2:30 P.M. August 13, 2009 at Sarasota
National Cemetery, Sarasota. Memorial Contributions can be made to the
American Lung Association.