Dr.WILLIAM CROWLEY LAUERMAN
Of Great Falls, Virginia died on September 23, 2013 surrounded by his loving family and some of his closest friends.
Dr. Lauerman was born in New York City on December 27, 1954 and was the son of the late Sidney and Veronica Lauerman. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, NJ in 1973, received a Bachelors of Science degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1977 and received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1982, where he also completed his orthopaedic residency. After completing a fellowship in spinal surgery at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Scoliosis Center, he served as a Major in the US Air Force based at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. He practiced at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center prior to returning to Georgetown University Hospital and School of Medicine where, for almost 20 years, he specialized in spinal surgery, most recently as the Chief of Spinal Surgery and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He served as Chairman of the Admissions Committee of the Georgetown University School of Medicine prior to being named Dean of Admissions in July, 2012. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Cynthia Tull Lauerman, and children, Kathleen Marie Lauerman and Kevin Crowley Lauerman, his sisters, Kathleen Lauerman Commins of Ridgewood, NJ and Colleen Marie Lauerman and her husband, Keith Chmiel, of Arlington, VA, his brother, Stephen D Lauerman of Tampa, FL, and nieces and nephews, Meghan Commins Blattner, Ryan Commins, Conor, Patrick and Kelly Chmiel, Cameron Maser, Kimberly Willis, Emily, Abigail, Seth and Ivy Anne Genshaw.
Arrangements by Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC Funeral Directors. A visitation is planned for Thursday, September 26, from 10 a.m. until Noon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3513 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, immediately followed by a Memorial Mass at noon. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent in Dr. Lauerman's memory to The Georgetown University School of Medicine, Office of Advancement, 3300 White Haven St NW, #4000, Washington, DC 20007