Rev. Dr. Robert Lash

September 28, 1931 - September 22, 2019

Visitation: Thursday 9-11AM, Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

Service: Thursday 11AM, Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

Rev. Dr. Robert S.
Age 87, of Pittsburgh, passed from this life on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Born in Venetia, the son of the late William and Myrtle Lash, he was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Alberta, and his wife Jean of 29 years, a sister, Edna, brother Charles and James, and Stepson George T. Kennedy. He is survived by his daughters, Rita Lash (Ken Collins) of Melbourne, FL, Kathy Fuller (William) of Pittsburgh, and stepchildren Cheryl (Ron) Wenner, of Oklahoma, Mark (Lynda) Kennedy of Wexford, and John (Carrie) Kennedy of West Virginia. He found his greatest joy in his 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Bob received his Bachelor’s degree at Washington and Jefferson College, a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, American University, Washington D.C. and was awarded a Doctor of Divinity from Washington and Jefferson. He began serving a circuit of churches in the United Methodist Church at the age of 19 and continued to serve many congregations throughout Pennsylvania primarily in the Pittsburgh area. In 1982, Dr. Lash was appointed superintendent of the Washington District of the United Methodist Western PA Conference. His active ministry spanned 55 years in which he was a faithful and beloved pastor. He was well known for his wonderful first person sermons. Bob was also an avid fisherman, golfer and baseball fan. In retirement he was an active member of Dutilh U.M. Church where he taught adult Sunday school and led grief support groups. Friends will be received on Thursday from 9-11AM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME of CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Rd. (724) 772-8800, where a service of celebration will be held at 11AM. Memorial donations may be made to Dutilh U.M. Church or to Good Samaritan Hospice where Bob and family received loving care.

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  • Bill and Linda Schneider

    so very sorry for your loss. Rev. Lash was a good friend and fine minister. Loved the stories about the birds during childrens time We all looked forward to them and the Character Sermons he did. Gee memories….

  • Carol and George

    Thank you to his daughter Kathy for calling us With the news. Bob was a wonderful neighbor and we respected and admired him for his many fine qualities. We attended some of the service and heard a few speakers on what a truly wonderful person he was. RIP Dear Bob.

  • William C Schneider

    Rev Lash was my friend and pastor and a true disciple of Christ and a saint of Western Pennsylvania Conference

  • Willard Morse

    Greetings family,
    I feel very ‘stupid’! I misread the date of the visitation and Service for Bob. (I thought it was to be today – Saturday,
    I first met Bob as I was serving a Church ‘part time’, and decided to ask for a full time appointment. When I called my District Superintendent I was directed to call Bob – and he very quickly reassured me that there would be an appointment available! He was always very supportive as my ds., and I look back and give God thanks for all Bob gave me! Blessings to all of you!

  • Joanne Melder

    My deepest sympathy to Bob’s family. He was a great man and a good friend, and he will be deeply missed. He was a great consolation when my husband passed away. RIP, Bob.With love & blessings, Joanne


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