Byron W. Lash, 69, of Dalton, beloved husband, brother and uncle, passed away quietly while in the company of his family, late Saturday afternoon, July 3, 2021.
Born in Massillon, July 26, 1951, a son to the late Edgar L. and Betty J. (Arthur) Lash, Byron graduated from Washington High School with the Class of 1969. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland in 1973, and received a bachelor’s degree in agronomy. In the course of his career he applied his knowledge and skills to golf course architecture, building a number of public and private courses with several incorporated into the PGA tour.
In 1977, he married his best friend, the former Cheryl Kidd. The two of them loved to travel and took advantage of opportunities to see the world. But throughout their married lives, wherever they were living, they called Massillon home and the faith community of Central Presbyterian Church became their extended family. Byron served the church as an elder and in many other lay-leadership positions. Always personable, kind and genuine, a ready smile and a warm handshake became his trademarks in business as well as his personal life.
In addition to traveling, he enjoyed a good round of golf, a good meal shared with family and friends, or just some quiet time to gather his thoughts, relax and recharge. He held memberships in the PGA, USGA, the National Audubon Society and Springhill Historic Home.
Predeceased by his parents; brother, Eddie and sister Elizabeth; Byron is survived by his wife, Cheryl L. (Kidd) Lash; his brother, Grant (Cindy) and sister, Vanessa Lash, all of the area; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Jean Kidd, of Massillon, and a host of treasured friends.
A memorial service celebrating Byron’s life will be conducted Saturday afternoon, July 10th, at 2:00 p.m. in Central Presbyterian Church. Rev. Tricia Petraven will officiate. The family will receive condolences one hour prior to the service, from 1-2:00 p.m. in the church. Memorial contributions in Byron’s name to advance the mission and ministry of Central Presbyterian Church in Massillon will be warmly appreciated and humbly acknowledged. Your memories and condolences are always welcome and may be added to our on-line guestbook at www.atkinsonfeucht.com.
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