Lash, Joseph Jerry
May 9, 1922 - September 11, 2010
Joseph Jerry Lash was born on May 9, 1922 in Chicago, Ill. He passed away on Sept. 11, 2010 in Venice, CA. He is predeceased by his wife Mary. He is survived by his life partner Shirley Anderson, her family and son Jeff. Jerry graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1939. During WWII Jerry served in the US Navy as an Aviation Cadet. He attended UCLA studying microbiology and chemistry and earned his AB degree in 1948. While working on his PHD, Jerry also worked as a senior research associate and technologist for the Urologist Dr. Elmer Belt. His research during this time resulted in many published articles. Jerry established Research Associates Laboratories in 1951 and functioned as its Board-Certified (ABB) High Complexity Laboratory Director for the next 30 years. Jerry's passion for his field of work led him to continue his career when most others would have retired. He spent his final years working as an Examiner for the State of CA Dept. of Public Health: Laboratory Field Services in Los Angeles. Jerry particularly loved serving as an expert witness for the Dept. of Justice administrative hearings into fraudulent activity. Jerry was a member of many professional organizations including the California Association of Bioanalysts. We wish all friends and family to celebrate Jerry's love of family, friends, colleagues and his passion for his career.
Published in Los Angeles Times on Oct. 3, 2010.