Patricia A. Lash, 68, Exeter restaurant worker, enjoyed cooking, crafts, collecting figurines

By on June 7, 2017

Patricia A. Lash, 68, of Reading, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Penn State Health St. Joseph Hospital in Reading.

She was born in Lancaster to the late Harold and Mary Jane (Landis) Lash.

Patricia was a graduate of the Empire Beauty School. She enjoyed cooking, arts and crafts, collecting figurines, going to the casino, and renaissance fairs. She loved her grandkids and great-grandkids, and her dogs, Burt and Ernie. Patricia had worked as a waitress for the Exeter Family Restaurant.

Patricia is survived by three daughters: Denise A., wife of Juan “Johnny” Cruz Serrano Jr.; Wendi J., wife of James R. Shaffer; and Angela M., wife of John D. Eppinette; a son: James R. Specht, husband of Unkyung; nine grandchildren: Juan, Steven, Jordan, LaTonya, Tyler, Dylan, Austin, Travis, and Vivian; five great-grandchildren: Ayden, Jade, Damian, Kyla, and Sage; and a brother: Harold S. Lash Jr.

The funeral was held June 3 at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver. Interment took place in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Brickerville.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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