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In Memoriam

Calvin Lawshe – January 24, 1947 – September 5, 2018

Calvin Lawshe, Toledo native, former star athlete at Macomber Vocational High School, former University of Toledo professor and administrator, retired City of Toledo administrator, died Wednesday, September 5 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Lawshe was born to Josephine Moore and Calvin Lawshe in 1947. He graduated from Macomber in 1965 where he was a standout basketball player and high jumper on the track and field team. He attended UT on a basketball scholarship earning an undergraduate degree, and a mastrs degree, in business administration.

In 2008 he was inducted into the City League Hall of Fame.

He began his academic career at UT in 1974 as an instructor of business technology, eventually becoming an assistant professor, then a full professor, teaching accounting, finance and management.

He went into administration at the university in 1995 and remained an assistant to the president until his retirement in 2006.

During his university career, Lawshe was a partner – with the late Waymon Usher – in a firm that was involved in construction management and project development. Among other projects Lawshe and Usher developed years ago was the Franklin Plaza strip mall at the corner of Franklin and Bancroft.

In 2007, Lawshe entered city government, appointed director of the Plan Commissions by Mayor Carty Finkbeiner. He served in that position until 2012. In 2013, Mayor Mike Bell appointed him to an economic development official position.

Lawshe is survived by his wife Vickie whom he married in 1989; daughters, Kamaria Boatman and Kara Lawshe-Fullen; son, Lance; sisters, Emma Wardlaw and Carol Cole; brothers, Charles Cole and David and Larry Lawshe and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 12 at Perfecting Church Toledo from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at Perfecting Church on Thursday at 11 a.m.




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