Services for Robert E. Laasch of Cheektowaga, a retired General
Motors Corp. worker, were held Feb. 7 in Sieck & Mask Funeral Home, 250 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Hamburg.
He died Feb. 4 in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness. He was 87.
Born in Buffalo, he attended Seneca Vocational High School and took an auto mechanics course while serving in the Army during World War II. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands as a weather observer and attained the rank of corporal.
Mr. Laasch worked for the Chevrolet plant in the Town of Tonawanda for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Local 774, United Auto Workers.
He was active in Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Buffalo.
He enjoyed building model train sets, stamp collecting and gardening.
His first wife, Mary T., died in 1993. He married Mary D. Chirico Ludwig, who survives, in 2000.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Mary Sharon Alloy of Buffalo; a stepson, Gerald Ludwig of North Liberty, Iowa; and five grandchildren.