Maurice “Moe” A. Lashin, 88, of West Hartford, died Feb. 5. He was the widower of Helen (Kantrowitz) Lashin. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Milton and Fannie (Hurwitz) Lashin. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the 101st Airborne before being injured during Paratrooper training. He was then reassigned to the 42nd Infantry Division before volunteering for medical school and becoming a Surgical Technician. He then volunteered to help open a POW hospital in Okmulgee, OK, where after 18 months he reached the rank of Sergeant. He was honorably discharged to the Active Reserves in April 1946 and assigned to the 308th Hospital Train on Capital Avenue, then to the 819th Station Hospital at the Reserve Armory on Quaker Lane until retiring as First Sergeant E-8 in August 1966. He was a member of the former Teferes Israel Synagogue of Bloomfield, and the Jewish War Veterans. He is survived by his children, Terry A. Lashin and his wife Lisa of Melville, N.Y.; Paul R. Lashin and his wife Kathryn of New York, N.Y.; Marilyn Weil and her husband Marvin of East Hartford; and Deborah Butler of West Hartford; his grandchildren, Jacob Weil, Shera Berlin and her husband Daniel, Arielle Herman and her husband Adam, Jennifer Lashin, Allison Butler, Eric Butler, Ruby Lashin, and Vivienne Lashin; and his sister-in-law Sylvia Salad. WEINSTEIN MORTUARY


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