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In Memory

Peter Charles Lawrence

Peter Charles Lawrence (1958 - 2009)

Peter Charles Lawrence, 51, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, in Arlington. Memorial service: Noon Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. Memorials: Union Gospel Mission in Fort Worth. Peter was born Aug. 5, 1958, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was an amazing chef for many years. Peter was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Eugenia Lawrence. Survivors: Sister, Kate Hunnicutt and husband, Lane; brother, John Andrew Lawrence; nephew, Skip McLinden and wife, Darcy; and special friend, Lisa.

From University of South Carolina website:

Peter Lawrence, BA in Sociology, Minor in Psychology, University of South Carolina. My main interests are in experimental social psychology with an emphasis on prosocial and altruistic behavior. I was a Chef for 20 years, before returning to college, cooking in large 5 star hotels across the country. I intend to pursue my PhD in sociology.

Junior Prom ~ April 1976  Peter Lawrence & Lauri White


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09/27/09 12:46 PM #1    

Jennifer Jenny L. Symon (Nettles)

It brings great sadness to know Peter's smile is not with us any longer. I loved singing in the Chorale st Westchester with Peter for 4 years. He was always kind and fun and made choir a great place to be. Thank you Peter, for making Westchester a wonderful community.

09/27/09 02:17 PM #2    

Robert "Cash" C. Foley

It’s impossible to think of Peter and not remember his smile. It seemed to always be with him and was as natural as sunlight. We’ll miss him.

09/28/09 09:05 AM #3    

William W. Beck (Brian)

Hate to see him go.

I remember when Pete worked at Burger King and always gave PJ and I free burgers.

09/28/09 09:44 AM #4    

Leonard "Chip" E. Castro (Jr. )

This was very sad to hear. I was in Choir with Peter 3 of four years if I recall correctly. What I seem to remember is that Peter ran with no 'clique'. He was loved by ALL. I never remember him being part of anything petty or selfish. He was simply golden to all. I cant say that about myself. He always carried around that charming demeanor and what should have been a famous smile that was seemingly a part of his skin. Im sure he will be sadly missed by many. God bless him. Im sure there are not too many smilers in Heaven.

09/29/09 02:12 PM #5    

Lauri L. White (Ramsey)

Peter & I made "goo-goo" eyes at one another from across the room in Mrs. Robertson's English class. We dated the Spring of 1976 and attended the junior prom. Next to the photo in my album I wrote that we had doubled with Mike Wells & Suzanne Bell. That Peter gave me a 6 rose wristlett. We took a limo and the driver's name was "Rick". We ate at Vargo's. Peter was always kind, always a gentleman, never spoke ill of his family or others; he was generous, funny. These are all attributes that I would come to appreciate more as an adult than as a teenage girl. It's funny how a nearly-50 year old woman could flash back to her youth with a flood of memories in an instant when she loses a friend... Peter took me on dates in their family car. I think it was a white Mustang? He wanted me to learn how to drive a stick in the worst way... RIGHT NOW...and he pulled me onto the driver's seat while the car was still in motion...and BAM! We rolled thru a stop sign and hit another car. I got hurt, not too bad... But at the hospital, my dad had a sixth sense and in a stern voice, asked Peter who was driving. I KNEW I was busted not having a license yet. Peter took full responsibility. He also paid to get the family car fixed. What a great guy. I have been in contact with someone he worked alongside in Arlington and who was close to him in recent months...and guess what? Peter never changed. He was STILL the same guy ~ kind, generous, sweet. He didn't come to a reunion beyond our 10th although I talked with him thru the years to get address updates. Sure wish he would have. I would have given him a big hug and extended my belated gratitude for his friendship when we were young. God bless you, Peter! You will be dearly missed by all your friends.

09/29/09 05:22 PM #6    

Janice "Janie" N. Laws (Macey)

Peter was such a sweet young guy and a funny friend. Your mark was kindness and love and you shared that with all that knew you!! Rest in Peace we will never forget you.

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