Listen: Nancy Lawton — Keeping alive the memory of Douglas Lawton

Nancy Lawton


Nancy Lawton has kept the memory of her husband, Douglas, alive with an annual golf outing that celebrates him and raises funds for worthy causes. Douglas Lawton, who was raised in Guilderland Center, followed in his father’s footsteps, serving in the volunteer fire department there. His fellow firefighters, whom Nancy Lawton refers to as a “brotherhood,” suggested the tournament after he died in 2014. Lawton speaks with honesty and strength in this week’s podcast, about her husband’s courageous three-year battle with a rare form of colon cancer and about her life as a widow. She finds great joy and comfort in her family, particularly her three grandchildren. The Douglas Lawton Golf Outing takes place this year on July 17 at Orchard Creek Golf Club in Altamont. Money raised will go to the Guilderland Center Fire Department as well as to the Veterans Miracle Center in Albany.


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