Edith Marie Lasater, 92, formerly of Atlanta, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in a local health care facility.
She was the first secretary for the Cleveland Community Concert Association and a former member of the Cleveland Music Club.
She was known for her association within advertising circles and WQXI Radio in Atlanta and CBS Radio representatives. She worked in the accounting department, and then was made a troubleshooter for six radio stations. When Esquire Inc. bought WQXI, she became office manager. She later joined Edward Petry & Co. Inc., the original radio station representative, and then went to CBS Radio representatives where she was senior sales assistant. She retired from CBS to return to her hometown of Cleveland to take care of her only sister, who later passed away.
She was an active member of American Women in Radio and Television. She served on various committees, as historian and later as a director for three terms. She worked tirelessly when the local chapter of AWRT hosted international broadcasters who visited Atlanta. She was hospitality chair for the national convention of American Women in Radio and Television in Atlanta and was recognized as performing a superb job in that capacity.
She was a member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bascom and Elizabeth Clayton Lasater, and her sister, Eva Lasater.
Survivors include cousins: Dewayne and Judy Hooper, Patsy Carroll, Brad Evans, Max and Bobbie Jean Clayton, Dale and Donna Evans and Wendell and Jean Clayton, all of Cleveland, and Bill and Vicki Evans of Nashville; special friends: Elbert and Alma Ruth Schrader of Cleveland, Derrick Moore of Louisville, Ky., and Stephen Lautner and Darry Martin, both of Atlanta.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Dr. Thomas E. Leland, senior pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va., officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Lasater family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.