Earl F. Lorence

April 21, 1931May 21, 2012

Earl Franklin Lorence Sr., 81 years old, of New City, NY entered Gods Kingdom peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on May 21, 2012. Earl was born in Buffalo, NY in 1931 to Alvin and Ella Lorence. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict and graduated from the Erie County (NY) Technical Institute, as well as the Erie County (NY) Police Academy in 1956. Earl served at the Erie County (NY) Sheriff’s Department as Detective Sergeant through 1964. He was also an instructor for the Erie County Police Academy. He was the past president for the New York State Polygraph Examiners Association. Earl moved to Rockland County in 1964 where he began as Director of Security for a private New York City corporation. Along with his wife, Carole, they founded Inter County Alarm Systems in 1969. They also founded Inter County Testing Services in 2003.He was a proud member of the Rockland County Police Chiefs Association, Rockland Business Association, Rockland County Police Steuben Association, Emerald Investment Club American Legion Post 1682, New City, New York, and National Burglar and Fire Alarm Associations, Society for Fire Protection Engineers. Earl is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Carole. His devoted children: Karen (Edward) of Saugerties, NY, Beth ( John) of New City, Mark (Amanda) of Gig Harbor, WA, Scott (Jeanette) of Congers, NY and Earl (Donna) of New City, NY; seven grandchildren: Edward Kovac, Nicholas Kovac, Cassandra (James) Kennedy, Jack Lorence, Emily and Steven Lorence, and Kate Lorence. Brother and sister-in-law Gary and Mary Wagner of Fairport, NY and dear nieces and nephews of Buffalo, NY. He will be greatly missed by all of his lunchtime friends who were especially close to him along with is older friends Murray Williams and Mike Alexander. Earl was predeceased by his dear sister Phyllis Ruchser of Buffalo, NY. Earl was extremely focused on the needs of his loving family, who were a great source of pride to him. As a husband and father, Earl’s unwavering love and devotion was his guiding light to all who knew him. Within the business community, Earl’s professionalism was held in the highest regard. Earl was not shy and was always quick to compliment friends and acquaintances. Family will receive friends today, May 23rd and Thursday May 24th from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. Funeral Services will be held at Grace Baptist Church, Nanuet, NY on Friday at 11am. Cremation services will be private. Donations in Earl’s Memory may be made to Rockland County Meals on Wheels program and United Hospice of Rockland.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, May 24, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, May 24, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 25, 2012

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joe pitts

July 27, 2013

Carole and Family,

So sorry to just learn of Earl's passing, what a great guy!

Brian Wagner

May 27, 2012

Love and prayers to the entire Lorence family - we know how much Earl will be missed by all. You are in our prayers!

Lynne Wagner-Kirst

May 25, 2012

Dear Carole and Family,
Doug and I are send our prayers and sympathy. The memory of his smile, hugs and kindness will be treasured. He enriched our lives.
Lynne and Doug Kirst

Kevin Wagner

May 24, 2012

Carol and family,
It was so sad to hear of Earl's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love to everyone.
Kevin, Valerie, Connor and Allyson Wagner

Debbie Wagner-Hess

May 24, 2012

Dear Carole & Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I admired Earl very much. I love you all. I am sorry that I will not be able to join you to celebrate Earl's life at the services. You are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

john murphy

May 24, 2012

I only hope he knew how much he was respected and enjoyed by his many friends and admirers in the Reublican Party. Always respectful, warm, gracious and jovial. A true gentleman in every respect. I shall miss him.

John Murpphy of the County Legislature

May 24, 2012

My deepest sympathy to you Carole. Earl was a fun man and I was honored to have known him. We all had some great times back then. Now I know Craig and him are laughing together. He will be missed.

Janice Rossiter, Hoffmeister New York

The Reiter's Family

May 23, 2012

Our deepest symphaties to Carole and the Lorence Family. He will be missed greatly.

May 23, 2012

We have had the pleasure of living next door to you and Carole for the past 19 years. Your friendship and warmth will be missed. You are forever in our hearts.

Ken, Lorraine,
Amanda, Patrick
Joseph Caiazzo

Ken Price

May 23, 2012

Big Earl was like a 2nd father to me. He always treated me like family no matter what. Earl lit up a room as soon as he walked in but it was his laugh and smile that will missed most. Anybody that had the pleasure of meeting Earl is that much better for getting to know him. Heaven will be a much better place with Big Earl there. God Bless.