Lawrence ‘Larry’ Warshawsky
Lawrence “Larry” Warshawsky, 87, Associate Professor Emeritus of Millersville University died April 21, 2018 attended by family, friends and staff during his final day at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, PA. Born May 13, 1930 in Bronx, NY, the son of Harry A. and Estelle (Schneider) Warshawsky and became the loving husband of Nancy (Tighe) Warshawsky.
When Larry was 9, the family moved to Greenfield, MA, where he graduated from Greenfield High School in 1948. In March of 1949, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served until November 1952. He held the rank of Staff Sergeant upon his discharge in November 1952. During his career, he graduated from Aircraft & Engine Maintenance School, and was an honor student when he then graduated from J-35 Jet Engine Specialist School at Chanute AFB, IL. Later, he was transferred to Donaldson AFB, SC in April 1951 where he performed aircraft maintenance and also had earned his wings as a flight engineer with over 1200 flying hours on B25’s and C47’s. After leaving the Air Force he moved west in January of 1953 and worked as an aircraft mechanic at Boeing in Seattle, WA for 18 months. He then left Seattle to attend Springfield College in Massachusetts in June 1954. Larry graduated from Springfield College with a BS degree in 1958 and later attended the University of Illinois and earned his MS degree in 1963. Both of his degrees were as a Physical Education major. He also studied physical education in various European countries while traveling extensively throughout Western Europe.
His early professional experience included: In 1967 and 1968 he was the offensive coordinator football coach at what was then Mansfield State College, PA. He taught and was head football, basketball and track coach at Corning-Painted Post, NY West High School from 1963 to 1967.
Larry coached and taught at Millersville University, from January 1969 until August of 1991, when he retired as Associate Professor Emeritus. Besides teaching various physical education courses on graduate and undergraduate levels, he coached the Track Team from 1971 until 1991, 11 of those years he was the head track coach that included 10 All-Americans. He was also an assistant football coach for 5 years at MU. As his coaching and teaching years were ending he received a Distinguished Service Award from Division 2 NCAA Track Coaches Assn. and was also recognized by PSAC Athletic Association of President and Athletic Directors upon his retiring.
In retirement he co-partnered Lancaster Bagels Company that helped to popularize bagels by opening the first Bagel Stand at Lancaster Central Market. Larry enjoyed extensive traveling with wife Nancy interrupted by Larry’s heroic six month battle with Gillian Barre. When he recovered they continued their travels and enjoyed symphony concerts in New York City, Philadelphia, and the Fulton.
Larry will be lovingly remembered by, his son, David J. (O.D.), (Kim H.) Warshawsky of Lancaster and step-sons, John R. (Brenda) Ramsdell of Eugene, OR, Richard G. (Kelly) Ramsdell of Sarasota, FL and and his six grandchildren: Christopher, Amy, Keely, Maxine, Natasha, and Rachael. Also by his step children James H.K. Brown (Sandra), Edward T. Brown (Christine), Nancy Ann Brown and grandchildren James H. Brown, Kristofer Brown, Caitlyn Brown, Jimmy Brown and Jacklyn Martin.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Graveside Service in the Riverview Burial Park, South Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 on Wednesday morning, May 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial Remembrances can be made in his memory to michaeljfox.org for Parkinson’s Disease research. The Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home-Sullivan Home, 121 South Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 in charge of arrangements. To submit an on-line condolence, visit: www.scheidfuneralhome.com.