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Hugh Lasch
January 15, 2016

Dr. Hugh Lasch was best friends with David (and Jessica) Chasen from the time they met at Jefferson Medical College until his untimely death. He was found dead at his home on January 15, 2016 at the age of 47. He was the beloved son of late Hugh C. Lasch and the late Noreen Lasch (nee Selah). Hugh grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and graduated high school from St. Joseph’s Prep in 1986. He did his undergraduate studies at The University of Scranton, graduating in 1990, went on to graduate from Jefferson Medical College in 1994, Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University in 1997, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gastroenterology fellowship in 1999. Hugh practiced Gastroenterology in South Jersey his entire career. Hugh was a member of David and Jessica’s wedding party, a task he took most seriously- he was the first person to send a yearly Anniversary card every year after the wedding, for more than 20 years! Hugh and David (and often Jess) traveled together to pursue their love of gambling. These adventures took them to Las Vegas, New Orleans, Connecticut, and very often Atlantic City. They traveled together to watch the Eagles Super Bowl in 2004. David and Hugh were Season Ticketholders to the Philadelphia 76ers for many years, going to innumerable games together. He was a genuinely good friend to both, and is extremely missed by them.

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