Thursday, December 2, 2021

Monte Lazarus, Attorney, Veteran and Community Leader



September 19, 1930 – October 3, 2015

Monte Lazarus passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Avow Hospice with his wife and friends at his side.

In 1951, Monte received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, cum laude from the University of Wisconsin, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Yale Law School in 1954. At Yale he received the Munson Prize for the Public Defender of the Year. He was a member of the Florida Bar, Connecticut Bar, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Monte served in the U.S. Army in Europe in 1954-1956 as a legal non-commissioned officer, and received a commendation from the Commanding General, USAEUR for his performance of duty.

After serving in the U.S. Army, he was employed by the U.S. Aeronautics Board from 1956 until 1973. He received the C.A.B.’s highest award for Meritorious Service.

From 1973 until 1989, he served as an officer of United Airlines. From 1973 until 1975 he was Vice President of Public Affairs, and from 1975, until he took early retirement, he was Senior Vice President of External Affairs.

In 1979 he received the William A. Patterson Award, United Airlines highest honor.

In 1989 he moved to Marco Island, where he devoted himself to many civic, governmental and charitable activities. On August 11, 2015, he fulfilled his dream of being Marco Island City Magistrate.

Monte loved to read, write, plan, and take trips. His passions were classical music, Shakespeare, aviation, sports and travel.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 18th from 4 PM– 6 PM at Rose History Auditorium on Marco Island.

Donations can be made in Monte’s name to the Marco Island Fire & Rescue Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 925, Marco Island, FL 34146, or a charity of your choice.

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