Max J. Lash


Max Jacob Lash, 64, of Beavertown, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 17, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

He was born May 15, 1955, in Lewisburg, the youngest of three sons to the late James W. and Dorris J. (Spaid) Lash.

Max graduated from West Snyder High School in 1973. While in high school he spent a year in Brazil as a foreign exchange student and went on to continue his education at the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated with a degree in geography.

During his lifetime Max was employed as a bartender, salesman, manager for a cabinetry company, therapeutic activity aide, and countless other jobs. Max was also the proud owner and operator of the legendary P.T. Max on the Harbor in Baltimore, Md., however his most important job was being the heart and soul of his family.

Max was an active member of his community. A generous and kind man, he devoted countless hours of his time and a great amount of effort into helping others. He was a lifetime member of St. Paul's reformed church in Beavertown and sat on the church council as well as a member of the Beavertown Borough council.

He was an avid Baltimore Ravens fan much to the chagrin of his friends and family.

Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, James T. and Diane Lash, of Middleburg and Philip A. and Beverly Lash, of Beaver Springs; a niece, Tammy Jo Kratzer and her companion Bruce Ulrich; a great niece, Brenee Kratzer; a great nephew, Wesley Haines; his great great nephew, Roman Haines; a nephew, James R. Lash and his wife Christine; two great nieces, Samantha and Haley Lash; numerous cousins; and his handsome dog, Baxter Lash.

Graveside services will be held at noon Saturday, July 27, in Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Carl H. Bergerson officiating.

Arrangements are by the Pheasant Funeral Home, 130 S. Zechman St., Beavertown.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to St. Paul's Reformed Church in Beavertown, 127 W. Walnut St., Beavertown, PA 17813.
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Angela (Stefanelli) Ugarte
Aug 12, 2019
I went to Pitt with Max - he was a thoughtful friend and always fun. All my memories of Max include his big smile and ability to make all of us smile. Peace to his family and friends.
Donna Mattern
Jul 24, 2019
With my deepest sympathy! When I think of Max, I just smile! He was a gem in our Church. When I talk about him, it’s all silly, which is why he was so loved! He also was an important part of the church . He will be missed.