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Fred L. Ashton Jr.

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Fred L. Ashton Jr. Obituary
Fred L. Ashton, Jr.
Fred L. Ashton, Jr., 82, of Seaside Heights, NJ, formerly of Easton died May 9, 2013 in his sisters home where he was residing since Hurricane Sandy. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Fred L., Sr. and Jean Melick Ashton. He had worked with his wife at Crossroads Realty in Lavallette, NJ before retiring; prior to that he worked for Schuylkill Haven Casket Co. and had served as the Executive Director of the Toms River Industrial Commission. He was the Mayor of Easton from 1967 to 1975 and an Easton City Councilman from 1963 to 1967. A licensed funeral director in partnership with his brother, R. Kline Ashton, until 1970 at the Ashton Funeral Home in Easton, he followed in the family business established in 1847. He was a graduate of Easton HS Class of 1948; Lafayette College, 1952; and he received his masters degree from Temple University. He was an Eagle Scout and served in the Army in Germany during the Korean War. He was a member of Union Church, Lavallette; Easton Lodge #152, F&AM; numerous Masonic organizations; the VFW; and many service and civic organizations. Survivors: His wife of 60 years, Shirley Adams Ashton; five children, Fred L. Ashton, III, Ph.D. (wife Margaret) of Windham, CT, Susan Ashton Thistle of Punta Gorda, FL, Carol Ashton Keefe (husband Harry, III) of Basking Ridge, NJ, Richard Adams Ashton of Seaside Heights, NJ, Thomas Melick Ashton (wife Kathleen) of Wayne, IL; his brother, R. Kline Ashton, Sr. (wife Arlene) of Easton; his sister, Anna Kutzler of Easton; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: A calling period will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 14th and Northampton Sts., Easton with a service to follow at Easton Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lavallette, NJ. Offer online condolences at Contributions: May be made to Memorial Scholarship Fund for Easton HS Class of 1948 c/o 2711 VanBuren Rd., Easton, PA 18045.
Published in Morning Call on May 10, 2013
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