Lauer, founder and CEO of Reston-based Tetra Partners, died unexpectedly last week.
Lauer had played an important role in Reston development since the 1960s, working with two homebuilding companies and for Gulf Reston in the 1960s and 70s as Reston developed as a New Town.
Lauer was also active in many professional organizations and charities, including the Lions Club, Joe Gibbs Youth for Tomorrow, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Alternative House, Home Aid, Cornerstones and Devotion to Children.
Instead of flowers, Lauer’s family requests donations be made in his memory to Devotion to Children.
Photo: Bill Lauer/Credit: Tetra