Edward J. Lash, 66, Vietnam vet, Woodstream machinist, enjoyed restoring cars

By on September 14, 2016

Edward J. Lash, 66, of Ephrata, passed away from long-term illness on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy.

He was the loving husband of Linda J. (Rettew) Lash to whom he was married for 45 years. Born in Lebanon, he was a son of the late John and Stella (Flory) Lash.

Ed was a machinist with Woodstream Corp. for 44 years until his retirement. He was an avid car enthusiast having restored a 1939 Oldsmobile, 1968 Camaro, and a 1972 Super Beetle. Ed enjoyed attending antique car shows, hunting in his younger days, was a good provider and a dedicated worker, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Ed served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, Linda, he is survived by his children: Lester Lash of Ephrata; and Lacy Lash of Denver two grandchildren: Ethan and Zipporah “Zippy” Lash; five sisters: Charlotte Andrews, Frances “Frannie” Weaver, June Simmers, Virginia “Ginny” Haynes and Doris “Sissy” Ehhart.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Markie Rhoads; and a brother: Gerald Lash.

Services were held Sept. 10 at Hinkletown Mennonite Church, Ephrata, with interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Old Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 in his memory.

Share online condolences at snyderfuneralhome.com. Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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