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Good gravy! Look who's 80! Print E-mail

George W. Lach turns 80 on December 8, 2012.

His family is giving an open house from 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 8 at the Falmouth United Methodist Church on Shelby Street. An open invitation is extended to everyone in the community.

George has lived in Falmouth his whole life and has been a known and appreciated member of the community. Many of you may know George from when he owned a grocery store on Shelby Street in the 50s and 60s. He inherited the store from his father. He could always be found there or driving the store's delivery truck, the "Little Red Onion."

After the store closed he went to work for the United States Postal Service at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport in the airmail terminal. He traveled across Highway 17 every night to get to work as the interstates were not built yet. But you may know George best as a mailman in Falmouth. He truly did carry the mail through rain and snow, getting caught hip deep in a snow drift and being bitten more than once by neighborhood canines!

When George retired from the post office, he once again ran his own business. He owned and operated GV Vend, providing the local factories with snack and soft drink machines in the break rooms. He seldom missed the factories break times, supposedly to help give change and service the machines, but most suspect it was more to socialize!

George married his high school sweetheart, Jean Wagner, and they were married 55 years. Together they had five children, John, Diana, Sandra, Susan and Leslie. George also has nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is active in the Falmouth United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school and serving on many committees. He is also an avid railway fan and a member of the Cincinnati Railroad Club.

George has no shortage of stories about the store, walking the mail route and tending to the machines in the local businesses. Please come on Saturday, December 8 to wish him a happy birthday!