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Michael S. Lach

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Retired United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Michael S Lach, at the age of 77 passed away Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Hospice Mary immaculate hospital in Newport News , Virginia. He was born in Seattle, Washington. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science from Troy State University, a Masters of Science, from Florida Institute of technology, he attended Parks College of aeronautic­al technology and was a commercial pilot and an A&P Mechanic. Michael served in the army for 22 years, which included a tour in Vietnam in the early 1960s. Hunter Army airfield, Georgia, Fort, Rucker, Alabama, Fort, Eustis, Virginia, Korea, Schofield barracks in Hawaii, new Cumberland, Army, Depot, PA, Rotterdam, the Netherland­s, Saclant, Virginia, and then retiring from Fort Monroe, Virginia, in 1993. He had a second career as a government contractor with General Dynamics. After retiring from General Dynamics, He & his wife Lillian bought a Winnebago RV and joined a RV Club, The Tidewater Tasca’s, where wonderful memories were made traveling & camping. Michael especially had a passion for his Family , world history, fishing, & golf. He had a way of making jokes , that made us all laugh & think twice because of his dry sense of humor. Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Lillian, his two daughters, Melissa Petersen (Eric) and Allison Compton (David) . He was blessed with 7 grandchild­ren & 2 great grandkids. His family has organized a memorial service to honor Michael’s life and military service, which will be held at the Amory Funeral Home , 410 Grafton Dr. in Yorktown VA 23692 on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 2:00 PM. There will be a celebratio­n of life following the service at our daughter’s home. In lieu of, flowers, memorial donations, can be made to the Peninsula SPCA, at 523 J Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News , VA 23601 or to The Bernadine Franciscan Sisters, 450 St. Bernadine Street Reading , PA 19607. Reception & Celebratio­n of Life to follow.

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