The Obit For Allen Lawrence

Allen Lawrence

Published in Inside Bay Area on 4/22/2009

Allen Lawrence Resident of San Lorenzo Born July 1921 in San Leandro, Ca to May and Philip Lawrence (Valadao). Passed on April 16, 2009.

Al is survived by his sister Millicent Cavallo. He leaves daughters Rebecca Lawrence of Reno and Bettye Carmichael and son-in-law Steve of Truckee along with several nieces and nephews; he leaves his "adopted" Niemoeller family.

Al grew up in the bay area graduating from Oakland Tech in 1938. He played sandlot baseball, which led him to pursue a career in professional baseball. That took him to Tucson and then to the southeastern league where he met our mom, Agnes. They married in July 1942.

Soon after, Al enlisted in the AAC as a radio operator flying missions all over the world. The war over, it was back to baseball, the game he loved. Playing in the Texas league in the late 40's and 50's he led the league every year in batting percentage. Dad retired from pro ball and returned to the bay area but he didn't retire from the game. He played semi pro ball in the Bushrod league. He played on various teams well into his 40's.

After baseball it was golf. He had a sweet swing and two holes in one. He was our hero. In the "game of life" he hit many home runs. A quiet sweet man he was a great son, father, and husband. He lost the love of his life, Agnes 4 years ago and life was never the same.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday April 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at Lone Tree Cemetery 24591 Fairview Ave. Hayward, Ca. Services will be crypt side. A donation to the disabled veterans in Dad's name in lieu of flowers please.

Dad we will miss you more than words can say. You and Mom gave us a great life. We love you.

Santos-Robinson Mortuary 510-483-0123.