Terry Frederick Lorenz of Hemet, CA, passed away on December 19, 2008. Terry died peacefully, with family and friends by his side. Terry, the son of Frederick and Letha Lorenz, was born on June 14, 1940, in Santa Monica, CA. He grew up in, CA, and attended Loyola High School where he formed many of his lifelong friendships. Terry’s skills as a baseball player earned him a scholarship from the University o San Diego where he continued to excel at the sport. After college, Terry chose military service over a professional baseball career. He served as a 1st lieutenant in the Air Force and piloted a T-37 and T-38 fighter jets. During his time as an Air Force officer, Terry started a family and earned an MBA from Rollins College in Florida. Following his honorable discharge, Terry moved his family to Orange County, CA. where he enjoyed many years with close relatives and friends. H Weschester e embarked on a highly successful career at IBM and then started his won information technology firm.
Terry’s life was impacted significantly in 1976 when he suffered an unexpected and severely debilitating stroke. He spent his remaining years battling the effects of his affliction with courage and determination. Despite his health challenges, Terry always maintained his wit, drive, and competitive spirit.
Terry Lorenz is survived by his two sons, Gregory Gosia Lorenz of Aliso Viejo, and Christopher Arlene Lorenz of Aliso Viejo, his grandsons Ryvan and Tracer Lorenz, his granddaughters Chloe and Camille Lorenz, sister Nancy Tucker, brother Michael Lorenz.
Terry will be interred at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family request donation be made in Terry’s name to the American Stroke Association or a charity of your preference.