Merced Sun Star
June 9, 1983
J. Harold Vasche
Recitation of the rosary will be Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Mission Chapel of
Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home for J. Harold Vasche, 84, who died Wednesday in
a Merced hospital.
Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic
Church with burial following in Calvary Cemetery.
Mr. Vasche was born Feb. 14, 1899 in the Athlone area of Merced County to
pioneer settlers of Merced County, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vasche. He was a
graduate of St. Mary's College in Oakland and was a lifetime resident of
Merced County where he was a cattleman.
A veteran of the U.S. Army during World War 1, he was a member of the Merced
Knights of Columbus 2384, Merced Elks Lodge 1240, St. Mary's College Alumni
and Catholic Churches of Merced.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Vasche of Merced; and several nieces and
Memorial contributions to the Our lady of Mercy Church Building Fund would be
appreciated by the family.