Larry H. Wesche, 83, of Leetsdale, died Monday, January 29, 2018 in Good Samaritan Hospice House, Marshall Township.
He was born June 11, 1934, in Fair Oaks, PA, to the late Herman and Lena Henning Wesche. He was employed for 31 years with the industrial engineers's group at the American Bridge Division of United States Steel Corporation while attending night school at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a lifelong member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Leetsdale, where he was a Sunday school teacher, superintendent, treasurer and financial secretary. After retiring from American Bridge, he became a welding inspector with the Pittsburgh Testing Lab. He was a staff sergeant and a fireman in the Air National Guard at the Greater Pittsburgh Airport. He was a life member of the Ambridge Lodge 701 F&AM, and the Sewickley Mens Club. Larry also served as committee chairman and merit badge counselor with the Boy Scouts of America. His passions in life were spending time with family, camping, golfing, bowling, fishing and woodworking. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his brother, William Wesche, two sisters, Claire Stocker and Dorothy "Dutch" Miller, and a grandson, Christopher Brochin.
Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Lyvonne Lewis Wesche, five children, Larry A. (Marge) Wesche of Moon Twp., Leslie (Mariellen Rollins) Wesche of Baden, Lynn Wesche of Conway, SC, Scott (Michele) Wesche of Baden, Lisa (Michael) Vescio of Cranberry Twp., proud grandfather of Michele, Tracey, Raymond, Chris, Nick, Loren, Hayden, Isabella, and Sarah and four great grandchildren, Zach, Joe, Katie, and Elijah, and a sister, Lorna Quinn if Moon Twp.. Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. in the John Syka Funeral Home, Inc. 833 Kennedy Dr., Ambridge where a funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. by his former pastor, Rev. Thomas A. Moog, RET. Members of the Ambridge Lodge 701 F&AM will conduct a memorial service Friday at 7:00 P.M. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 960 Penn Ave.# 1000, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222 or to the Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Rd. Cabot, Pa. 16023.