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Obituary - Edward J. Lasher

Edward J. Lasher

Date of Passing: November 24th, 2018

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Congregation Zvi Jacob, 110 Memorial Parkway, Utica, NY 13501

Edward J. Lasher, 82, of New Hartford and West Palm Beach, FL, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 in Florida. He was born May 11, 1936, in Utica, the son of the late Harry and Mazie Epstein Lasher and was a graduate of UFA. He was a US Air Force veteran serving from 1954-1958. Ed first worked as a pilot and flight instructor in Rochester, then went on to receive his Bachelor's degree in accounting from Utica College. After college he worked for many years as a Tax Auditor for the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance in Utica and Albany. Ed was an avid flyer and was a member of the Quiet Birdmen Flying Club. He is survived by his wife, Linda Klein Lasher, whom he married on August 6, 1961; his daughter and son-in-law, Margo and Howard Lynne of Jamesville; two grandchildren, Matthew Lynne and Stephanie Lynne; and two nephews, David Reed and Dr. Gary Reed, both of Phoenix, AZ and their families. He was predeceased by his sister, Mildred Lasher Reed. Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 pm at House of Jacob Cemetery, Wood Road, Whitesboro, with Rabbi Howard Matasar officiating. Shiva will be observed Thursday from 7-9 pm, Friday from 2-4 pm and Sunday from 2-4 pm at the Lasher home, 15 Laurelwood Road, New Hartford. In memory of Ed, please consider a donation to Congregation Zvi Jacob, Utica. Arrangements are with Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.


Linda, Our hearts are out to. God bless.
Jane and Charles Ernst

Linda, so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was good friends with my dad, Frank Marks.
Loretta Marks

My deepest sympathies! May you find some comfort in the words of Jehovah recorded at Job chapter 14 verses 13 through 15 and Hosea chapter 13 verse 14. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Priscella McPherson

My sincere condolences to Edís family. I met Ed in 1977 when I worked at the tax office. He was a very nice man.
Eileen (Doser) Gallagher

Ed was a good friend and will be truly missed.
Skip Kemp