John Lashar
John Lashar

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church
1045 Old Academy Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

Oak Lawn Cemetery
1530 Bronson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of John Lashar

John Morrill Lashar, Jr., age 78 of Fairfield, passed away on August 6, 2018. 

Born in Bridgeport on January 1, 1940, he was the son of the late John and June Martin Lashar.  In addition to his wife Kit Reilly, John is survived by his daughters Kristen Lashar of Fairfield, Allison Cottle and her husband Mike of Stamford, Sarah Lashar of Boston, MA, sons John Lashar and his wife Debi of Hingham, MA, James Lashar and his wife Eve of Easton and William Lashar of Fairfield. He leaves his grandchildren, Ian, Tori and Emily Puebla, Lilly, Lucy and Lindsay Lashar, Victoria Jenkins and her husband Colin and Annah, Drew, Sam, Molly and Josh Verderame.  He is also survived by his sister Diana Thompson of Arizona, sister in law Laurel Lashar, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Jeffrey Lashar. 

John was  a  Fairfield Town  resident for most of his life.  He attended The Gunnery of Washington, CT  where he was a gifted athlete and a  star in most of the schools sporting programs. He later graduated from Andrew Warde High School. He enlisted and proudly served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. After his service John graduated from Bryant University. He was a well known entrepreneur and businessman, owning Management Forms and Systems as well as many associated ventures. He was the proud owner of the Milford Ice Pavilion and Northford Ice Pavilion. John’s passion was ice hockey and he played competitively all his life.  He started at the age of 14 and continued playing for The Gunnery, within the tri-state area, Canada and most recently with the “Old Crabs” in Darien.   

He also coached the Roger Ludlowe HS Hockey team for several years.   John was an enthusiastic athlete and excelled at hockey, skiing, golf, and tennis.  He was a member of Brooklawn Country Club, Algonquin Club, Fayerweather Yacht Club, and Black Rock Yacht Club.  John was a good friend to many.  He was always ready with a story, a joke or whatever the occasion required.  He enjoyed long walks and talks at Saint Mary’s Point in Black Rock.  He will be greatly missed. 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 am DIRECTLY at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, Old Academy Rd., Fairfield with burial to follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements in the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to JDRF New England Chapter, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481, honoring John's son, James, granddaughter Lilly and future Lashar generations. To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit

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