Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel

201 East Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY


Terry Jay Lawrence

November 25, 1944June 12, 2019

Terry Jay Lawrence, age 74, of Ridge Rd. Wolcott, formerly of Hilton, NY passed away on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019.

Terry was born on November 25th, 1944 in Rochester, NY, the son of the late Verna (Fish) Mahaney and William Lawrence. He was raised and spent most his life in Hilton, NY. He served in the US Air Force and retired from Kodak as an Engineer. Terry was loved and respected by his family and all that knew him.

Terry is survived by his loving wife of 8 years, Lynne (Dumas) Lawrence; daughter Nicole ‘Niki’ (Mark) Ellsworth; Step-daughter, Heather (Chris) Benoit; step-son, Adam Govero; grandchildren, Miranda, Quinn, Alex, Diedra and Alex; great granddaughter, Nayliani; brothers, Larry (Susan) and Bill Lawrence; as well as, several nieces, nephews, and close cousins. In addition to his parents, Terry was predeceased by his brother, Rick Lawrence.

A gathering celebrating his life will be held at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Terry’s memory to the ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022.

Fond memories of Terry may be shared with his family and friends at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com


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Laurie Jarkiewicz

July 21, 2019

I worked with Terry at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. We were both from Western NY, and lived down there at the time. He was a wonderful person and was a joy to work with! I am blessed to have known him! Rest In Peace, Brother! 💜

Mary Flood

June 20, 2019

No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

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Ron and Esther Farabell

June 19, 2019

Esther and I remember Lynne and Terry
as our neighbors at Cherry Grove Campground. Terry always had a smile and willing to help with whatever you were doing . Terry and Lynne's wedding was wonderful full of love and laughter .We are so thankful that we were their guests.
Lynne you are in our thoughts and prayers please stay in touch.

Mary & Bud Flood

June 19, 2019

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We extend our most sincere condolences to you.

Bud and Mary

Carol Magill

June 18, 2019

Our sincerest condolences to Lynn and family. I’ll always remember Terry’s smile when Riley finally got over her shyness and would go up to him for a petting.

Elaine Mann

June 18, 2019

Terry was a great ambassador for "neighbor helping neighbor " in the campground. He was always there to make sure if you needed assistance, he would lend a hand, let you borrow a tool or give you advice.
There will be one less smile in the neighborhood. Rest in peace our friend.

Pat and Barry Doohan

June 18, 2019

We first got to really know Terry at his 70th birthday party at Cherrygrove Campground. He was so thrilled and happy that day! He was a wonderful person and we wish we could have known him long before we did. We send our sincerest sympathies to Lynn, Nikki and all of Terry's loved ones. Rest in peace our dear friend, we will miss you.