Maurice Lerch

June 17, 2024 - January 18, 2011

Maurice E. “Maurie” Lerch, 88, of Ross, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Mary Frances (O’Byrne) Lerch; loving father of Stephen E. (Renee) Lerch, Marty J. (Ginger) Lerch, Mark F. (Lorraine) Lerch, John M. (Kimberly) Lerch, Jeannie (Ray) Wattras, Cathy A. (Geoffrey) Dalbow and Linda M. (Brad) Forrester; proud grandfather of Colin, Lauren, Greg, Melanie, Mary Frances, Shannon, Stephen, Rick, Tara, Jonathan, Kylie, Brendan, Connor and Trinity; great-grandfather of Dante and Alex; and brother of Frank Lerch (Lucy). Maurie was retired after 45 years with H.J. Heinz Co. He was a World War II 82nd Airborne veteran receiving the Bronze Star. Maurie was also an active member of St. Teresa of Avila Church for more than 57 years, serving as Eucharistic minister, lector, usher, altar server, parish council, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and many other Parish organizations. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Teresa of Avila Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Teresa of Avila Church.

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  • Sandy & John Harvey


    John and I want to extend our sympathy to you, John, Jeannie, and the entire Lerch family. We are sorry that we could not make a personal appearance, but we wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


  • John & Claire Miller

    Please accept our sympathies. Maurie was a good man and will be remembered for all his services at St. Teresa.

  • Laura and Pierre Combemale

    We send our most sincere condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Laura, Pierre, Christophe and Caroline Combemale


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