Lawrence M. LoMonico, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at his home after a lengthy battle with leukemia and Parkinson’s.
He was born in 1939, in Brooklyn, NY to the late Michael C. LoMonico and May Iannello LoMonico.
Lawrence graduated from Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY. He entered Syracuse University where he graduated with a BA in Psychology and Marketing and an MS from the Newhouse School of Journalism. He is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1967 with the rank of Captain. He served at Shepard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX and Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, TX.
From 1970 until 1976, Lawrence was employed by Caterpillar Tractor Co. Lift Truck Division-Europe. He was Regional Sales Manager in Rome, Italy, for the Mediterranean countries and Sales Development Manager, Geneva, Switzerland.
From 1976 until 1980, Lawrence was Global Pricing Manager and Parts Sales Manager for Fiat-Allis Construction Equipment, Inc. in Deerfield, Illinois.
From 1980 until 1999, he was employed by Yale Materials Handling Corp. in Flemington, NJ as Parts Marketing Manager, Sales Development Manager and Yale Financial Services Manager, a retail/wholesale financing branch, which he conceived and developed jointly with GE Capital. He was also Vice President of Parts and Marketing Field Sales and Vice President of YALE FLEET, which he created and built.
From 1999 until 2003, Lawrence was employed by TOYOTA Industrial Equipment in Torrance and Irvine, California, as National Fleet Manager.
In 2003, he retired with his wife Scheryl to Upstate, NY. He created Saratoga Strategic Planning LLC and consulted pro bono for non-profits such as North Creek-based North Country Ministry and Saratoga-based Academy for Lifelong Learning, and for both he developed successful long-range plans.
He had a passion for music, especially classical, opera, pop, country and Big Band. He loved exchanging ideas about history and intellectual subjects with close friends. He also enjoyed live symphony and drama.
Lawrence is survived by his loving wife, Scheryl, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage, together with daughters, Anne Du Bois (Scott Du Bois) of Port Perry, Ontario, Canada and Catherine LoMonico (Steven Greenblatt) of Wilton, NY, brother, Michael C. LoMonico and wife Fran LoMonico of Stony Brook, NY, sister-in-law Yvonne LoMonico of Valley Stream, NY, brother-in-law James Weaver and wife Palin Bree of Mineral Wells, TX, grandchildren: Samuel Du Bois, Antonia Du Bois, Max Greenblatt and Zoe Greenblatt, three nieces and one nephew.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Charles LoMonico.
A private family Mass will be held at St. Clements with internment at Saratoga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to North Country Ministry, PO Box 11, North Creek, NY 12853 or to Saratoga Hospital Blood Bank, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.