Lieb, Lawrence R.

December 06, 2006

Lawrence Robert Lieb, former Poly athlete, and squadron baseball player in Korea and Japan, died November 9th at his home after a long illness. Bob, also known as Dutch, was the youngest of seven children of immigrant parents. During his high school years at Poly, Bob was a star football and baseball player. In 1948, a talent scout from the Washington Senators approached young Lieb with an offer to try out for the major league team. Still in high school, he declined, and the next year enlisted in the Air Force. Bob played baseball and softball for his squadron, touring first the United States, than later competed against other military teams throughout Korea and Japan. Bob returned home in 1953 and started his career as a printer working for various local firms, retiring as a proofreader at ADP. His co-workers affectionately called him dad, or his other long time nickname, Tiny. Although he never married, Bob enjoyed the role of favorite uncle to his 11 nieces and nephews. He loved family gatherings and celebrations. Bob was an avid fisherman and boater, but his hobby was going to Delaware Park to play the slots. A long time resident of Gardenville, Bob will be missed by his brothers and sisters, his nieces and nephews, and his many friends and neighbors. Memorial Service will be held Dec. 10th

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