Arthur E. Lasher

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Arthur Edward Lasher, 92, of Hanover, Pa., formerly of Westminster, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Homewood at Plum Creek Health Care Center.

Born Dec. 3, 1920, in Greenville, N.Y., he was the son of the late Lester D. and Millicent Evans Lasher. He was the husband of Jeanne Lasher, who he married Oct. 18, 1947.

He was a 1938 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Washington, D.C. He attended the University of Maryland School of Engineering until 1940. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on June 22, 1942. Sent overseas, he was assigned to the 13th Air Force in the southwest Pacific with the 31st Squadron, 5th Bomb Group (Heavy) until his discharge on Sept. 1, 1945. He was the chief surveyor and surveys section head for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission until his retirement on May 31, 1976.

He was a member of the Educational Committee of Maryland Society of Surveyors, where he helped establish the four semester surveying school. He was past president of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission bowling league and chairman of the Accident Review Committee. He was a current member of the Westminster United Methodist Church.

He was a former member of the Maryland Society of Surveyors, the Montgomery-Prince Georges Engineering Society, the American Conference of Surveying and Mapping, the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Hillandale, where he was a communion usher and had served on the Board of Trustees, the Maryland Minute Men where he had been a drill instructor, the Adelphi Boy's Club where he had been assistant coach of the baseball program and assisted with the bowling league and the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed bowling, golf, carpentry, genealogy, sports and traveling.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons and daughter-in-law Gary A. Lasher, of Easton, and Glenn E. and Karen Lasher, of Crofton; a daughter, Diane S. Snow, of Hagerstown; sister and brother-in-law Mary and the Rev. Ray Hartzell, of Rockville; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, chapel entrance, 412 Washington Road, Westminster; and from 10 a.m. until the time of service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Westminster United Methodist Church, 165 E. Main St., Westminster, with the Rev. Dr. Laura Easto officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Pipe Creek Cemetery.

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on May 9, 2013
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