Bruce C. Lacher, 59, operations analyst

March 25, 2003

Bruce C. Lacher, an operations analyst for CitiFinancial Corp. and antiques collector, died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma Thursday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 59.

Mr. Lacher was born in Baltimore and raised in the Wiltondale area. He was a 1961 graduate of McDonogh School, where he was a champion state swimmer, and attended Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa.

He began his career as an operations analyst with Commercial Credit Corp., now CitiFinancial Corp., in 1973.

A resident of Mount Vernon Mews in downtown Baltimore for many years, he had lived in Cockeysville since 1998.

Mr. Lacher collected Chinese export porcelain and Russian art, and, in particular, miniature lacquer boxes. He also enjoyed travel and had visited Russia, Eastern Europe, Greece and Turkey.

He owned three schnauzers and liked working on home-improvement projects and entertaining at large dinner parties.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 3 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 12400 Manor Road, Long Green.

He is survived by a sister, Arlene Lacher Clauss of Pocomoke City; several nephews and nieces; and his companion of 18 years, Jack Barrett.

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