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Laurin came aboard during my last year on USS Richard B. RUSSELL, SSN687, and fast became a hit in the "goat
locker".  Laurin was a dedicated sailor, a strong leader and one of the most decent people I have ever met.  He had a
great, strong spirit and a fabulous sense of humor.  I used to watch in awe as he maneuvered through the boat and
those small hatches.  I'm not sure, but I think he was at least 6'3".  I was only 6' tall and used to bang my head and
shins all the time, but he went through those obstacles like a khaki clad ballerina; especially during drills.  Rest well,
my friend.  You are and will always be missed.  Sailor, rest your oar!
Laurin Isaacson

Laurin Isaacson, 57, of Harriman, died Friday,
June 6, 2008, at his home.

He retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of
service. He enjoyed riding Harley-Davidson

He was preceded in death by parents, Oscar
and Ireene Masisson Isaacson; and brother,
Mark Isaacson.

Survivors include his wife, Michele Roberts
Isaacson; daughters, Melissa Isaacson and
Annie Morrison, both of Atlanta; brothers, Ibert
Isaacson, Aaron Isaacson and John Isaacson;
sisters, Corrine Gardinier, Jisele Alter and
Catherine Wiley; and grandson, Michael
Morrison of Atlanta.

A celebration of life was at 8 p.m. Saturday,
June 14, in Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, with
the Rev. Randy Maxwell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Roane Medical Center’s emergency
room department, Harriman.