Jim Lawrence Memorial
Jim Lawrence died on August 23, 2003 after a  long fight against cancer. A very well attended memorial service was held at the Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, NJ followed by a luncheon at Baltusrol Golf Club on September 5, 2003. His wife, Diane and his two sons, Tom and Jim, survive Jim.

To all of us who have enjoyed fishing with Jim through the years, the picture above has a very special meaning. This is an image we will all always remember.  Jim, who was a wonderful husband, father, relative, and friend, will be sorely missed by his family and friends. The poem below by Michael Groves tell it all.

                          Catch & Release
                       A Fisherman's Poem

         My tears taste of salt
         As the ocean that binds us together

         As we wade the tides of life
         May treasured memories fill out creels

         May those that pass before us
         Cast light into our darkest nights

         Catch hold of the memories
         Release them into your heart

            *Written in loving memory
             of Uncle Jim Lawrence &
             all who pass before us.


By: Michael G. Groves



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