LESCH, Charles "Pat" Lawrence, 86, of Wheeling, WV, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Valley Hospice, Trinity East.
He was born Oct. 20, 1926, in Boydsville, Ohio, the son of the late Joseph Franklin and Violet L. Wilkinson Lesch.
Charles was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a Christian by faith. He retired from Reichardt's Furniture Store as a duty store manager with 40 years of service.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys A. Collman Lesch in 1993, a brother, Allan "Tootie" Lesch.
He is survived by his son Mark L. Lesch and his wife Sue of Wheeling; a daughter, Karen Padden and her husband, James of Steubenville, OH; four grandchildren; Dawnell McLendon and her husband, Jesse; Brian Padden and his wife, Mara; Josh Lesch and Jennifer Elliott and her husband, Daniel; four great-grandchildren, Jackson, Cash, Hailey and Claire.
Friends received on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road Bethany Pike, (304) 232-2739 where services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10:30 a.m. with Chaplain George Romage officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com