John D. Lach, 82, South Yarmouth, MA


John D. Lach, 82, of South Yarmouth, MA., died Monday, July 15, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of Elaine A. (Russell) Lach; they had been married for 58 years.

Born in Warren, R.I., John served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1952. John also served as a volunteer firefighter with the Warren Fire Department. John was a loving husband and father of six. He enjoyed lifelong friendships, writing fiction, painting, playing tennis and golf, and his professional life at Harvard University.

Besides his wife, Mr. Lach leaves three sons, Bruce of Taunton, MA., Kevin of Bedford, MA. and Alan of Norton, MA.; three daughters, Sharon of Yarmouth, Brenda Smith of Norton, MA. and Sandra Flaherty of Bridgewater, MA.; eight grandchildren; and two nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, July 18, in Saint Pius Tenth Church in South Yarmouth. Interment will follow in Chandler Gray Cemetery in West Yarmouth.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049. Or see

John D. Lach


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