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Albert R. Lerch, age 80, of New Bethlehem, passed away Sunday evening, December 30, 2018 at the Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sligo.
Born May 28, 1938 in Sligo, he was the son of the late Floyd Howe Lerch and Leota Jane Courson Lerch.
He was a graduate of Union High School.
Albert was a welder for Pullman-Standard in Butler until 1980 and worked for Ju-Don’s Service in New Bethlehem until he was unable to work due to declining health.
He married Pansy C. Boyer on October 16, 1965 and she preceded him in death on May 10, 1999.
Albert was a member of the Oakland Church of God in Distant and most recently attended the Distant Baptist Church.
He enjoyed garage sales, flea markets and working on Fords.
Survivors include his son, Allen Lerch and his wife, Heather, of Coraopolis; three granddaughters: Abigail Lerch, Alyssa Lerch and Allison Lerch, all of Coraopolis; sister-in-law, Lois Boyer of Sligo and a niece, Kelly Boyer of New Bethlehem.
In addition to his parents and wife, Albert was preceded in death by and infant daughter in 1972.
Family and friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service chapel, 233 Penn Street, New Bethlehem.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Jimmy Swogger officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hawthorn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given in the name of Albert R. Lerch to the Alzheimer's Association, National Headquarter, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at www.alz.org/donate
Online condolences may be sent to Albert’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com
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