Thomas G. Lecher, 87, of Pottsville, passed away on Monday at Seton Manor.
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Theodore and Genevieve Holley Lecher. He was a 1951 graduate of Pottsville High School; and was an Army veteran of the Korean War, having served in Germany. He resided in Lowell, Massachusetts before returning to Pottsville. With his late sister, Dorothy, Tom operated Lecher’s Market, serving the Jalappa neighborhood for 35 years, and selling penny candy to generations of children that he called “Appleheads”.
He was a member of the former Mary Queen of Peace Church, Pottsville. He was also a member of the American Hose Company, Pottsville, and a member the Buck Fever Rod and Gun Club.
A talented dancer, Tom regularly attended dances at Buck Fever and other area venues. There’s little doubt that he’s now dancing with the nuns of Mary Queen of Peace Elementary School, who taught him his moves.
He was preceded in death by six siblings, Catherine Whalen, Robert Lecher, Joseph Lecher, William Lecher, Dorothy Lecher and James Lecher.
Tom is survived by nieces, nephews and his little dog, Penny.
Relatives and friends may call at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Tuesday from 6:00 A.M. until 10:15 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. in St. Patrick Church, 319 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville. Interment with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township. Contributions are preferred to Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, 18 Wertz Dr., Pine Grove, PA 17963.