Charles A. Lasher, 84, of Dallas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at the Meadows Manor, Dallas. He is preceded in death by his wife of 20 years, Geraldine Lasher in 2006.
Born on February 16, 1939 in Wilkes-Barre, he is the son of the late Reuel and Mary (Neyhard) Lasher.
He was a graduate of Dallas Township High School. He had a remarkable career at Procter and Gamble, where he devoted many years of his life.
Chuck served proudly in the United States Marine Corps, upholding the values of loyalty, honor, and dedication.
Chuck contributed to the community and forged lifelong friendships through his memberships with the George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 where he was a Past Master and 60 year member and the Dallas Irem Shriners.
Chuck had an adventurous spirit with numerous hobbies and interests including amateur Ham radio, bow hunting, Penn State football, chocolate, and wine. Above all, he loved to make others laugh & smile, he was a great kidder. Although he didn't often openly express it, Chuck had a great love and concern for his family and friends.
He had a strong belief in the afterlife, where messages were carried on the wings of butterflies and hummingbirds. While we may be sad with his absence, he would want us to be happy, knowing that he's smiling & dancing once again. "Those that walk in the Lord, never say goodbye for the last time."
He is survived by his son, Charles H. Lasher; daughters, Patricia Harabin and husband Matthew, Sally Wirbicki, Susan Lasher; step children, Lisa Ford, Thomas Ford; sister, Sally Wagner; brother, Jack Lasher and wife Carol; grandchildren, Jennifer and David Lasher, Jason Harabin, Nicholas Harabin, Lauren Flynn, Thomas Wirbicki, Maddie Schall, Nicholas Lowery, Andie Lowery, Lucas VerBeek, and Annalise VerBeek; great grandchildren, Emma and Bill Harabin, Ayden Schall; several nieces & nephews, and loving companion and "partner in crime", Sharon Strauser.
In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by brother-in-law, Frank Wagner, Jr.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Meadows Manor for their loving care and Compassionate Care Hospice for their help in their dad's peaceful transition.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Chuck's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 420 Main St. Dallas, PA 18612.
Family and friends are invited to attend Chuck's Mass of Christian Burial which will be held on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 10:00AM from the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 420 Main Street, Dallas, PA 18612 to be celebrated by Reverend Joseph Rafferty. Private interment will be held in Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock.
A visitation will be held from 9:00-9:45 AM on Monday followed by a Masonic Service by the George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 along with military honors.
Arrangements and care entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657.