Dr. Lawrence J. Lerner

Dr. Lawrence J. Lerner, age 67, of Johnstown, died Monday, May 6, 2019 at his home with his family at his side.


He was born January 9, 1952 in New York City, the son of the late Irving and Gertrude Lerner. He graduated from Queens College and later earned his M.D. at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Medical School. He came to Johnstown in 1992.


Dr. Lerner served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy before he joined the medical staff of St. Mary’s Hospital. He provided medical care to outpatients at the St. Mary’s clinics, and then to nursing home residents at Wells House, St. Johnsville and Palantine Nursing Homes as both Medical Director and attending physician.


An avid patron of the arts, he enjoyed a wide array of music, film, and visual arts.


Dr. Lerner is survived by his wife, Paula Lerner of Johnstown; three children, Alison Lerner and husband Michael Smith, Stephanie Lerner, Brian Lerner and wife Johanna Wickemeyer; grandson Mendel; and brother Kenneth Lerner.


The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 to 11am Friday, May 10 at Congregation Sons of Israel, 355 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam, where a memorial service will follow at 11am with Suzanne Schermerhorn officiating.


Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Johnstown Music Support Group, c/o Johnstown High School Music Department, 2 Wright Drive, Johnstown NY 12095.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville