- - Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lawrence Mark Boward died June 20 at Williamsport Retirement Village in Williamsport, Md. He was 89.

Mr. Boward was born in Reid, Md., and grew up in Hagerstown, Md. A lifetime member of First Christian Church, he graduated from Hagerstown High in 1941.

Mr. Boward worked for Fairchild Industries until he joined the military. He later earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from George Washington University, where he met his future wife, Jean Boward. They were married in 1949 and moved to Bethesda, where he worked for Dynaelectron Corp.and Marine Air Supply.

Mr. Boward became known as “Dot” when a neighbor’s young children tried to call him “Dad Mark,” but “Dad” came out “Dot.”

In his free time, Mr. Boward was an avid tennis player and gardener.

Mr. Boward is survived by a daughter, Marjorie Curl, and son-in-law, Christopher Curl; two sisters, Louise Banzhoff and Miriam Norment; and two grandchildren. His wife, Jean; a brother, Roscoe Boward; and a sister, Rosalie Mitchell preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at noon June 25 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 5500 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda.