Richard Bryan Lasken

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Richard (Rick) Bryan Lasken, 74, left this Earth on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Venice Regional Bayfront Hospital. He was born November 6, 1943 in Oak Park, Illinois to Phil and Jean Lasken, both now deceased. He was very proud to have attained the rank of Eagle Scout, qualifying for Mensa membership, attending Northern Illinois University and completing advanced courses at The Wharton School of Finance. He was active in raising money for the less fortunate. Rick sat on the $100 million Grants Board of the Venice (FL) Hospital Foundation. He donated a dozen computer systems to the Syracuse Chapter of The Make-A-Wish Foundation. It brought joy to his heart to gather annually, a truck load of clothing and food that was donated to the Women's Shelter in Morristown, New Jersey.
He spent his entire career in the Commercial Financial Services Industry and was the CEO of several national and international companies. Both privately held and publicly owned. During his retirement he enjoyed family, friends, travel and as a member of Taberna Country Club, he enjoyed playing golf until he was forced to stop, for health reasons.
He is survived by his his loving, caring and devoted wife of many years, Kathleen Mary Lasken, and his younger brother Dr. Gary Warren Lasken of Peoria, Illinois, his wife Peggy, and his eldest son Robert B. Lasken of Dallas, Texas, all of whom he was very proud, and Thomas Dean Lasken, of Trabuco Canyon, CA, Rick's youngest son. He is also survived by 4 loving sisters-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law and their extended families, all of whom he loved and were loved by. Especially dear to Rick was his god daughter and niece Christine Eden, whom he just adored.
A gathering will be held for Richard on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel located at 5900 Biscayne Drive, North Port, FL with a memorial service to begin at 3:00 pm.

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Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory
5900 South Biscayne Boulevard
North Port, FL 34287
(941) 426-2880
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Published in Sun Journal from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2018