In memory of
Joseph R. Lash Sr.
Joseph R. Lash Sr., 73, of Irwin, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at home. He was born Dec. 27, 1944, in Hutchinson, a son of the late George and Catherine (Steiner) Lash, and was also preceded in death by siblings, Martha Miller, Barbara DeFloria, Kathy Kelly and George, Thomas, Richard and Robert Lash. Joe worked at Elizabeth Carbide Die Co., Elizabeth, for more than 30 years until retiring in 2008. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, and served as past commander of American Legion Post 359, Irwin. Joe enjoyed hunting and fishing, was a member of the Shaner Sportsman's Club and was a HUGE John Wayne fan. He is survived by his wife of more than 51 years, Patricia A. (Wallace) Lash; his sons, Joseph R. (Stephanie) Lash Jr., of Lafayette, Ind., and Jeffrey R. (Kristin) Lash, of Trafford; four grandchildren, Nathan and Olivia Lash, Aryana Marsella and a granddaughter on the way; a sister, Carol Kelley, of Smithton; brother-in-law, Robert "Rip" Sacchetti, of Buena Vista; also nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the American Cancer Society. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com .
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