Ron and Mary Beth,
As you two well know your dad was an amazing man. What you may not know is the tremendous impact he had on so many people over the years. I carry Asherisms with me today as I have for the last 40 years. From NSBHS through 26 years in the Navy and onward. God Bless.
NSBHS class of '73
Marybeth and Ron, so sorry to here about your father. Sincerely, Peggy Hogan
Our thoughts & Prayers go out to the Asher family. I am so glad that God blessed me to know one of his Soldiers.Mr. Asher was really an inspiration to me and was full of love & compassion to all he met. I thank God for him. Lynn Brown(Halifax Oncology)& Family.
Condolences to the entire Asher family. I heard Coach Asher speak for the first time in a Jr. High gymnasium as a 9th grader. At the conclusion of that talk, I was ready to serve in any capacity. I had never become so motivated. Over the next three years Coach Asher taught so much more than what it takes to play the game of football. Life lessons taught through example. Lessons still carried within my daily walk in life.
If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the lord's.
Please accept my sincere condolonces at this time. May the peace promised in God's Word(John 14:27) sustain all of you and help you endure.
Renee - Atlanta, GA
Condolences to the entire Asher family. His goodness and greatness will never be forgotten.
Bud Asher will be remembered for many things. Of particular interest to me is the part he played in integrating Daytona Beach prep sports. When Coach Asher first sent Marvin Benford to take the field at Memorial Stadium for the Mighty Father Lopez Green Wave in 1966, it marked the first time an African-American had competed against a team from a white school. Marvin was the first of many African Americans who strengthened the Lopez community with their presence.
Bud Asher is one reason I shall always be proud to be a Lopez Greenie.
John A. Bartelloni
Virginia Tech, 1975
Father Lopez, re-1970
May the God of love and peace comfort you during your time of sorrow.
My sympathies to Ron and the family. Take comfort in the fact that he lived life to the fullest.
Prayers going out to the Asher family. We have known Coach Asher for many years as he was the High School football coach at New Smyrna Beach. He was a very generous person as he gave of himself to his athletes, (wisdom, knowledge, jobs, etc.), and taught them about life and football. I am sure God has a team that was in need of a coach and Coach Asher was selected to get the job done. His goodness and greatness will never be forgotten.
Bud was a comuninity icon and a character. He was also the Dad of a high school friend ... so many roles for one man and he filled them all so well. My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn, Ron, Mary Beth and the whole family as they remember this wonderful man in their life.
May the GOD of all comfort be with you.
I'm very sorry for your loss. May you throw all your anxiety upon god because he cares for you. 1 pet 5:7
May the Asher family , take comfort in knowing that your love one was truly blessed by God with all of his family and friends and a life of longevity, as God had promise at exodus 20:12
Mr. Asher was a great friend and a wonderful "Angel" to the Tubman-King Community Church Angel Tree Ministry. We will always remember his thoughtfulness and generosity. Annie C. Redd
A great loss for all who knew Bud.My best to his family to have had such a wonderful friend.It was truly an honor and unforgetable experience working and knowing him all these years.Oh the 'GOOD OLD DAYS' of car carivans and plays drawn on fogged car windows-those were the days!He will be working on a new heavenly playbook for sure.
Gone but not forgotten!!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Our community has lost a great public servant. Dawn, please know that you are in ou thoughts and prayers.
Ellen and Jim O'Shaughnessy
You will be missed. I'll never forget our Father Lopez Ski Trip to Vail ,Colorado that you and your wife sponsored as our chaperones for my class of 1989. You will always be remembered as a kind giving man as well as a great football coach and mentor to all of your Lopez alumni. RIP and condolences to your family.
Mary "Ball" Mulero
Bud was a great friend to my family. We would get together during his campaign and stand on the street corner cheering him on. :) He will be remembered for a long time. God Bless and hope to see you again in Glory!
God bless a good man. Bud was a great Coach ,employer and freind to me and many others . The times we had at the Safari.....BCC and Lopez Ill never forget him. Thanks for the great memories!!!!! Thom Reilly Lopez '78. BCC '85 safari 79-85
My condolences to all the family. I refereed with Bud as a member of CFOA and refereed for him when he was coach of the Bulldogs and the Thunderbirds.
Daytona has lost a great sportsman. Saw him last at the his dinner honoring Harry Wendlestedt. Bud will be greatly missed.
May God's strength comfort you during this difficult time
Jay Van Rhee
Dawn and Family What can we say, We loved him!! The wonderful friendship we devekoped after meeting on our Antarctica cruise. We took 2 more cruises together and our son, Ricky, too Art and Bud shared the same terrible illness and Art is very ill now. Art just spoke to him last week. We are soo sorry Dawn. He is at the Rainbow Bridge now with Buddy and all his other beloved dogs. Our hearts are with you, Love Gloria and Art Kleiman
With our symapthy and prayers to the Asher Family, Mr. Asher was a man of ongoing leadership and concern for people. May his spirit dwell with the Lord forever. Sincerely, The Wagner and Hill families.
THANKS FOR ALL THE WONDFUL YEARS YOU GAVE US, I WILL NEVER FORGET THE YEARS WE SPENT TOGETHER COACHING AT MAINLAND HIGH SCHOOL, ALL THE MANY THINGS YOU DID TO HELP SO MANY OF THE YOUNG MEN AT MAINLAND.....THANK YOU BUD, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU......LOVE COACH CARWISE
Honorable & Beloved Mayor Asher, May you rest in Peace. Its Angelo's son Donny who would see you managing and working the crowds at The Safari with your BullHorn,, I see it like yesterday and my Father would you say that man just won"t Quit!! And there was No Quit in you and You Were Years ahead of Your Time. The Late Office Bob Grim and I would see you work your majic as he did security at Zorba's. In the end my Father Angelo and you would become Best friends as it should have been. My deepest sympathies to the family but he lived every second and every minute to the fullest!! "Well done my Loyal and Fathful Servant, Well done You Ran The Course" now may you rest in His Loving Arms. Respectfully & With Gratitude Don Anthony Nichols Native Son
I remember him referring to lyrics to our Daytona Leadership group when he spoke to us: 'accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative' ! ??
I cannot echo any more superlatives about Coach Asher than what has already been said by a host of others. But I can truly say that Coach Asher was a genuine person. He was my defensive coordinator at BCU for two seasons from 1979-1981. His knowledge of football was vast. He architected our punt return and kickoff return strategy. "Wow" was it amazing to see the long runs we had. Each game, I remember waiting anxiously to see Booker Reese, (1st Rd Draft choice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers), wipe out defenders during punt returns that would normally go for touchdowns. Additionally, I remember working part-time jobs at the Safari Hotel and on the River Cruise ships on the weekends that put a little extra money in my pocket. I was and I am still so appreciative.Personally, he showed me respect on every occasion, whether it was on the field or at City Hall. I could call him at home on any occasion with a question or problem. he would answer it or give me directions on how to solve the problem.
Dawn and family, So sorry to hear about Bud he was the gentlest and all around nice guy. He never said a bad word about anyone. Every Christmas I remember his bread pudding. I am so sorry to have not done it this past Christmas for him. He shall be missed by everyone including his dogs! Love, G.
Mr.Asher was a wonderful person. He lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment. God Bless
Godspeed Mayor Asher !
He is in a much better place now, for God need a man like him in heaven.A man of and for the people !
Milagros and Rody Santos
My prayers go out for Bud and all his family as we hold on to the fond memories while he coached at New Smyrna Senior High School. May God Bless.
Marybeth and Ron,
I'm sorry to hear of your dads passing. He always had a big grin on his face. I worked at the Safari back in the early 70's. What a wonderful life he had.
God bless you. You were a wonderful man and lived a full life. You will be missed. May God be with you Dawn. Many thoughts and prayers to you. Love Stormy from walgreens at one time
Coach was responsible for turning boys into men. Under his guidance we all learned how to live life, responsibly. Thank you Coach. You will be missed but your memory will live on!
Our condolences on behalf of the Mandato and Zsoldos Families.
rest in peace, dave clontz-daytona beach bulldogs