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Richard H. Lasslett

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WANTAGE -- Richard H. Lasslett, 78, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at the Homestead Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Frankford.

Born in Paterson to the late Howard S. and Louise A. (Morrison) Lasslett, he had lived in Newfoundland for 42 years before moving to Sussex County six years ago. Mr. Lasslett received his bachelor's degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and served in the United States Army for two years after graduating college. He worked as a sterilization engineer at Ethicon Inc. in Somerville, retiring in 2003.

Mr. Lasslett was an active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and was involved with various ministries, including Bea's Kitchen, the Good Shepherd Food Pantry and the Harvest House. He had a strong faith, enjoyed helping others and was always ready to lend a hand. Mr. Lasslett inherited his father's tradition of gardening and cultivated both flowers and vegetables in his own backyard.

Mr. Lasslett was predeceased by his wife, Janet E. (Ricker) Lasslett, on April 18, 2013. He is survived by his six sons, Mark R., of Gaithersburg, Md., Timothy S., of Marshalls Creek, Pa., Jon H., of Vernon, Christopher T., of Byram, Patrick M., of Stillwater, and Stephen P., of Kalispell, Mont.; his daughter, Lisa E. Hanna, of Stillwater; his sister, Dorothy Fisk, of Cooperstown, N.Y.; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 200 State Route 23, Wantage. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Food Pantry, 200 State Route 23, Sussex, NJ 07461.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Aug. 27, 2014
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