AURORA - Patrick J. Lawlor, age 87 of Aurora, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018.

Mr. Lawlor was a Vice President of Operations at Virginia Commonwealth University and also held senior management positions for TRW, NASA, and Babcock and Wilcox for many years. He served on the faculty of Kent State and Cleveland State Universities. He also lectured internationally on cruise ships for over a decade and was a lifetime student of History. He received a degree in Engineering from the Maritime Academy in New York and a MBA from Cleveland State University. Mr. Lawlor served on aircraft carriers as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He was active in the Aurora Historical Society and the City of Aurora Landmark Commission.

He lived with his wife Jeanne (nee Laubscher) in Aurora, Ohio and had four children, Mary (David) Schultz, John (Catherine) Lawlor, Patrick Lawlor, and the late Kevin Lawlor. He also had four stepchildren: Linda Darling (Allen) Hammond, Jeri (Lloyd Raines) Darling, Janine (the late Bruce) Davis and the late Paul Darling, and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, September 22, 2018 at The Church in Aurora, 146 South Chillicothe Road, Aurora, OH 44202. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Us Against Alzheimer’s, www.usagainstalzheimers.org. Arrangements by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, Hudson, Ohio www.johnsonromito.com (AA, 9/19/18)