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John Y. Lassley Jr.

Published on August 17, 2016

John Y. Lassley Jr. of Beach Lake, PA a lifelong resident of the area, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016. He was 85. The son of the late John Lassley Sr. and Minnie Steffens Lassley, he was born February 13, 1931 in Beach Lake, PA. John was a former Highway Superintendent for the Town of Tusten, NY. He also worked for the Monticello Racetrack.

John is survived by his wife Alice Smith Lassley. They were married for 59 years.

He was a former member of Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club and the Honesdale Senior Citizens Group. A family statement reads, “John was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and tinkering. He could fix anything. He was always there to lend a helping hand. He loved telling stories of his youth to his family and could have everyone laughing for hours. He took a special pride and enjoyment in his great granddaughter Olivia, who he would frequently sing to. She was the sparkle in his eye. He will greatly be missed by his family and all of his friends.”

Survivors include his wife Alice Lassley, his son, Michael Lassley and his wife Nina of Honesdale, PA; his granddaughter Breanne Lassley of Beach Lake, PA; his grandsons Erik Lassley and his wife Kim of Waymart, PA, and Chris Horstman of Vermont; his great granddaughter Olivia Lassley and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

John is predeceased by his son Donald Lassley, sister Mildred Rolston and brothers James Lassley and Frank Lassley.

Graveside services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial of his cremains will be in Glen Cove Cemetery. Pastor Phyllis Haynes will officiate.