James W. "Bill" Lorenz, Sr., 87, of Warren, PA died Thursday morning, June 12, 2014 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA after a brief illness. He was born March 24, 1927 in Youngsville, PA. He was the son of Henry P. and Elizabeth Barbara Bucheit Lorenz. Bill was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1945 gradu-ate of Warren High School. He had served with the U.S. Marine Corp. as a Private First Class, where he parti-cipated in the occupation of China, serving from Oc-tober 16, 1945 till he was honorably discharged on September 2, 1946. He was an owner and operator of Lorenz Brothers, Inc. work-ing there from 1963 until he retired in 1982. He then worked with his son at Lorenz Construction until he was age 70. He enjoyed operating his backhoe. He had also been employed at the Conewango Valley Country Club as a greens-keeper and with the Warren Car Company. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church.