“He was a very honest person and a very honest businessman,” he said. “He got most of his business because people believed he was going to do the right thing. He was very well respected.”
Warren Lawless was dedicated to his work, not even taking holidays off. John said he and his brother Michael would find their father in his office, working on Christmas, and bring him home.
“He just wanted to work,” John Lawless said. “He enjoyed working with COMP and Kiwanis, volunteering, giving awards out, going to meetings. That’s what he enjoyed doing. That was his life. He was just a good father and a good husband and he just did everything the right way. ”
Lawless received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from COMP in 1980, and in 1997 received the University’s Humanism in Medicine Award. WesternU held a “family reunion” of Lawless relatives during COMP-Northwest’s Convocation weekend in Lebanon, Ore. in August 2013, bringing together his blood relatives and members of his WesternU family to share memories. The Board and Dr. Pumerantz presented Lawless with a proclamation honoring him as a “friend for life.”
The Board proclaimed Aug. 3 and Aug. 10, 2013 as “Warren Lawless Days” on the campuses of Western University of Health Sciences.
“As all of us move forward following this loss, I am confident we will keep within us the passion, positivity and perseverance that are Warren Lawless’ legacy at Western University of Health Sciences and in the lives of all those he encountered,” Pumerantz said.
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