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LAWRENCE, Charles S., III

LAWRENCE - Charles S., III 83, died at his home in Greenville, South Carolina under Hospice care on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Born in 1932 in South Orange, New Jersey, he was the son of Charles Lawrence, Jr. and Gladys Smith Lawrence. A graduate of Rutgers University, he studied banking at New York University, and worked at Chase Manhattan Bank on Wall Street, New York City. After a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he became President of Central National Bank then was president of a group of subsidiaries for Goldome Bank in Buffalo, New York, where he retired in 1984. Chuck lived in Buffalo and Grand Island for 25 years prior to moving to SC with his wife in 2005. Chuck loved traveling, golfing, hiking, snowshoeing and served as president of the Adirondack Mountain Club of New York. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Diane Lawrence, three sons, David, Stephen and Todd, a stepson Linhart McMullin and nine grandchildren. He is predeceased by a sister, Barbara Lawrence Leavesley. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Regency Hospice, 880 S. Pleasantburg Dr. Suite 1A, Greenville, SC 29607 or Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1135 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609. A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, July 11 at the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship where he and his wife have been active members during the last 10 years.

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