Jim Lawlor was a tireless fan of all things involving CV Football and the proud father of his CV Football Hall of Fame sons Dan (CV 2004) and Kevin (CV 2000). The CVFAA extends its deepest sympathy to the entire Lawlor family during this time of loss.
President... Clint Coldren '73
Vice President... Jeremy Sauve` '96
Secretary... Larry Wentz '68
Assistant Secretary... Dan Jameson '00
Treasurer... Bill Brown '69
CVFAA BOARD MEMBERS
Ken Sgrignoli '58
Buck Mentzer '60
Daryl McMillan '70
Eric Acri '72
Jim Rich '72
Daryl Gochenaur '73
Mark Meabon '73
Kirk Weary '73
Jon Emig '77
Rod Coy '78
Tim Cramer '78
Tom Page '78
Jim Lawlor '97
Chad Milligan '04
Travis Friend '10
CVFAA HONORARY MEMBERS
CV Athletic Director... Mike Craig
CV Head Football Coach... Josh Oswalt
Hall of Fame Selection Chair... Bob Shellenberg
From our inception in 1992, the mission of the CVFAA has been to support and promote the CV football program, to keep CV football alumni informed and involved, and to encourage alumni participation in CV football activities.
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Known as the Cumberland Valley Football Alumni Association (CVFAA), we are an independent association having the support of the Cumberland Valley administration, the athletic department, and the football coaching staff.
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Promotion of CV football is accomplished through our annual CVFAA newsletter, maintenance of the www.cvfaa.org website, support of CV football broadcasts, and announcements from our CVFAA Facebook . CV football history is documented in our 50th anniversary booklet and supplement which is provided to every CV football senior. Each year we host the CV football social where new hall of fame members, the 50th anniversary team, and our special recognition honoree are featured.
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December 5, 2021
Long-Time CV Football
James K. Lawlor passed away peacefully on December
5th, 2021 surrounded by his family while listening to The
Rolling Stones and Frank Sinatra. Jim was a larger-than-
life, die-hard football fan, who lived life to the fullest each
day being the best husband and father he could be.
Jim was born on April 21, 1951. He was preceded by his parents, James T. Lawlor and Florence R. Lawlor, and his sister, Regina C. Lawlor of Shillington, PA. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Linda A. Lawlor, his children, James, Kevin, Mary-Kate, Daniel, and his younger brother, Timothy B. Lawlor (Wyomissing, PA) and his family. Growing up in Shillington, PA, Jim was a scholar athlete lettering in three sports at Governor Mifflin High School. After receiving scholarship opportunities to play college baseball and football, Jim ultimately accepted a full football scholarship to Virginia Tech, which he referred to as the "Harvard of the South." While playing as a "Hokie," Jim fostered lifelong friendships with teammates, Don Strock, Dave Strock, Bob "Bags" Williams, and James "Frank" Polito. It was at Virginia Tech that he met the love of his life, his "Jersey Girl," Linda (Casey) Lawlor. Following their graduation from Virginia Tech in 1973, they both started out in Richmond, VA followed by Saint Petersburg, FL where they began their teaching careers together. After a few years in Florida, Jim and Linda moved to Downingtown, PA to be closer to their respective families and start their own "Lawlor Team." His four children meant the world to him and often referred to them as his "greatest accomplishments.' After settling down in Mechanicsburg, PA, his passion for teaching mixed with his love for sports made for the perfect role as a coach. Throughout his years as a coach at Cumberland Valley and Good Shepherd, he quickly became a mentor for many on and off the field. His three boys followed in his footsteps playing football at the collegiate level and his daughter became a competitive cheerleader. For years to follow, Jim and Linda devoted their time traveling across the country to watch their children compete in various sports while mastering the tailgating scene. As a husband, father, coach, friend, or "Cheer Dad," Jim always showed up. Jim had a successful career that started with teaching and ended in sales. Working for General Electric, Philips Lighting, Whitehill Lighting, and Capital Bonding, he won numerous sales awards and helped to build departments/companies from the ground up. Following retirement in 2015, he filled his days visiting the local library, hanging out at "Lawlor's Pub," and working part-time at Sam's Club. Jim enjoyed his expanded family with the additions of his children's spouses, Jessica, Kathryn, Andrew, and Kathryn. His grandchildren, Bethany, Ethan, Connor, and Jacob became his greatest joy. Jim loved being known as "Gramps." He was unsuccessful in passing his love of the Western Channel on to his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching them create their own paths in sports, school activities, watching movies, attending Phillies games, and spending holidays together as a family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's honor can be made to the Cumberland Valley Alumni Football Association (www.cvfaa.org). Following his wishes, a private memorial will be held at a later date.