FALLBROOK – Lawrence M. Root, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, in Fallbrook.
Born Oct. 12, 1924, in Hollywood, he lived in Fallbrook. He worked for the Los Angeles Police Department, retiring after 25 years. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II with the First Raiders in the Solomon Islands and Guadalcanal. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church for many years.
Mr. Root is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Root of Fallbrook; six sons; four daughters; and 15 grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 11, at Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery, with the Rev. Bernie Rapp officiating.
The family suggests memorial donations to St. Vincent de Paul Village, c/o the Rev. Joe Carroll, 3350 E St., San Diego, CA 92102.
Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary is handling arrangements.