Paul A. Lassman, a lifelong resident of the Town of Niagara, passed away on December 28th, 2020 at Elderwood Nursing Home, Grand Island, NY. Born on August 22nd, 1932 at Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital to the late William O.R. Lassman and Ellen (Galley) Lassman. He was predeceased by his father, mother, and step-mother, Martha (Reid) Lassman of Wilson and North Tonawanda and his sister, Ellen Wolfinberger of California.
Paul attended Military Road School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to1953. He worked at Bell Aerospace, on the Power project, Chisholm- Ryder, and Harrison Radiator (Delphi) for 31 years. Paul enjoyed racing, especially Richard Petty and Jeff Gordon, and raced himself at Ransomville Speedway in the early 60’s. He loved camping and country music. His happiest times were with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Paul was married to Marian (Yotter) Lassman of Wilson for almost 58 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Pamela (John) Bowers of Tatum, New Mexico, Laura (Douglas) Seefeldt of the Town of Niagara, Tracy (Wayne) Grenning of Lockport, and his sons, George (Linda) Brydges of Niagara Falls, Scott Lassman of Ransomville, Jason (Rebecca) Lassman of the Town of Niagara, and former son-in-law, Scott F. Edwards of Niagara Falls.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Ann (Brydges) Mang and his son, Gerald (Moochie) Brydges, both of Niagara Falls. Besides his wife, children, and their spouses, he leaves behind his loving daughter-in-law Robin (Moochie) Brydges; 26 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Paul is also survived by his step-brothers, Richard (Brenda) Reid and Robert (Diane) Reid of Florida and his sisters, Joan Reid of Lockport, Donna Confer of Tonawanda, and Kay Reid of North Tonawanda; his sisters-in-law, Beverly (Robert) Yotter of Lockport, Alice (Pete) Carlson of Massachusetts, Katherine Yotter, and Barbara (Roger) Schultz of Lakeland, Florida, and brothers-in-law, John (Judy) Yotter and Fred (Cheryl) Yotter, both of Lockport, N.Y.
Paul graciously donated his body to the University at Buffalo Anatomical Gift Program. There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations can be gifted to the Niagara-Wheatfield Sports and Music Programs. Arrangements by Michael R. Goodlander, owner of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007). Share condolences and memories at www.facebook.com/goodlandercares and www.GOODLANDERCARES.com
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