Charles H. Lesher, 89, Korea vet, worked for Eastman Kodak, former VFW Commander

By on September 20, 2017

Charles H. Lesher, 89, of Denver, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in West Reading to the late Pierce F. and Ada (Hoshauer) Lesher, and was the husband of Betty J. (Wink) Lesher, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage on June 6.

Charles was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Denver. He was also a lifetime member of Brendle Coleman Post V.F.W., Adamstown, where he was a past post commander, chaplain and trustee; life member, secretary, and chief of staff of the Cooties; life member of the American Legion, Avon, N.J.; U.S. Navy Club Association, and U.S. Navy Cruiser Association He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

A 1947 graduate of the former Shillington High School, Charles was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Charles worked for Eastman Kodak for 24 years prior to his retirement.

In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by two sons: Michael C. Lesher and wife Patricia, Randall S. Lesher and wife Darlene; a daughter: Lynn Dee Fedina; eight grandchildren: Shawn, Troy, Tabitha, Nicholas, Michael, Quinn, Lance, and Dustin; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother: Pierce F. Lesher,Jr. and wife Ethel (Shober); and a sister: Mary Ann Fritz.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson: Kyle; five brothers: Richard Farlow; Walter, Samuel, and Frederick Lesher; and Chester Witman; and a sister: Joann Schlegel.

Services were held Sept. 16 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Bradley Haws officiating. Interment took place in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, where military rites were accorded by the Red Rose Veterans and 21 Vet Salute Honor Guards.

Memorial contributions in Charles’s memory may be made to St. John’s UCC, P.O. Box 37, Denver, PA 17517.

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

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