Richard Lawrence, JOC Veteran, Dies at 82

Richard Lawrence, JOC Veteran, Dies at 82

Richard Lawrence, who covered international trade for The Journal of Commerce in Washington for more than 30 years, died Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 82.

Lawrence’s widow Vera said that he died of pneumonia at a Washington-area nursing home but had been in declining health since he fell in December 2009.

Lawrence is survived by his wife and by a sister in Massachusetts. Mrs. Lawrence said his remains will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held sometime in April or May.