The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

July 24, 2013

William F. Ashe (Esch)

Sharpsville native had brother in Hartford

WEST LIBERTY, Ohio — William F. Ashe (Esch) of Bellefontaine, Ohio, a former resident of Sarver and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Green Hills, West Liberty. He was 81.

Mr. Ashe was born May 13, 1932, in Sharpsville to James Dewey and Florence Helen Houk Ash.

He served in the U.S. Air Force before beginning his career as a quality assurance inspector for the federal government.

William was a member of the American Legion, a lifetime member of Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and a past master of Free and Accepted Masons.

He was the husband of Bonita Ruth Greer, who died April 18, 1992.

Surviving are: his companion of 14 years, Vi Millward; a son, Dave, and two daughters, Cathy and her husband Dennis Bergbigler, and Christine and her husband Rick Bergbigler, all Sarver; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Roberta Fogle, Katonah, N.Y.; and Martha Firth, Beaverton, Ore.; and a brother, Charles Ash and his wife Gina, Hartford.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth L. Ash; and a son, Martin L. Ashe.

There will be no visitation. Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.

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