Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Jeremy S Lasher

Oneida, New York

July 23, 2009

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
27 Marine L/Cpl

2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 Killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

From The Oneida Daily Dispatch oneidadispatch.com 07/29/09:

Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Lasher

Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ONEIDA – Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Lasher, USMC, 27, Luther Court, Tarawa Terrace, N.C., died Thursday, July 23, 2009, in the Helmand province of Afghanistan while on a mission.

Born in Hamilton on Nov. 12, 1981, he was the son of Gary Lasher and the former Vicky Barker Lasher. Jeremy was a graduate of Oneida High School, Class of 2000. He married Andrea Wolcik in Vernon on June 20, 2006.

While in high school, Jeremy was active in many sports, especially wrestling. In his younger days, he was involved with Pop Warner Football and Little League, Babe Ruth and Connie Mack Baseball. Jeremy enlisted in the Marine Corps on Oct. 10, 2006 and faithfully served his country in the Iraq War. He was a member of the Verona Fire Department and enjoyed music, golfing, snowmobiling, sketching, skateboarding, rollerblading, landscaping and gardening and especially loved spending time with his family and friends. Jeremy was of the Christian faith.

Surviving besides his wife, Andrea, is their son Caden S. Lasher at home; his mother and step-father, Vicky and Scott Arnold of Oneida; his father and step-mother, Gary Lasher and Deanna Lebesque of Cold Brook; one sister, Jennifer L. Makepeace of Sherrill; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Daniel W. Lasher of Oneida and Lance Cpl. Ryan M. and Debra Lasher of Camp Pendelton, Calif.; two half-brothers, Colin M. and Connor C. Lasher, both of Cold Brook; one brother-in-law, Greg Makepeace of Phoenix; grandparents, Joanne and Charles Wingerter of Camillus and Ella Mae Lasher of Coconut Creek, Fla.; mother-in-law and her companion, Patricia Wolcik and Frederick Kalil of Liverpool; father-in-law and his companion, Bernard Wolcik and Donna Eckenrod of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, Christopher G. Wolcik of Orlando, Fla. and Bryan E. Wolcik and Wasontiiosta George of Maricopa, Ariz.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Ray and Jean Barker, Walter Lasher and Andrea’s grandparents, George and Delores Wolcik.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, from New Beginnings Methodist Church, Route 5, Wampsville, with the Reverend Skip Hellmig officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the family plot in Oneida Castle Cemetery. Friends may call at the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, 260 Main St., Oneida, on Friday from 1-7 p.m. Contributions in Jeremy’s memory may be made to the Caden S. Lasher Educational Fund, c/o Oneida Savings Bank, 182 Main St., Oneida, NY 13421. Envelopes for this fund may be obtained at the funeral home. A reception immediately following the funeral service will be held at the Oneida American Legion.


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