John Anthony ASH

ASH - John Anthony Entered into rest on November 30, 2012, at age 90, beloved husband of Mary Ann (Evans) and the late Mary Adelaide (nee Rienagel); loving father of Kathryn (Richard) Gentile, Lawrence (Linda) Ash, Gregory (Shawn) Ash, Mark (Kim) Evans, Nancy (Nicholas) Rizzo, Valerie (Robert) Herrmann, Jeffrey (Sandra) Ash and the late Wayne Evans; also survived by 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. John has left his family and friends with many wonderful memories spent at his beloved family cabin. He was a Staff Sergeant in the Army during World War II. After the war, he went to work for General Motors, he became Assistant Personnel Director at the Chevrolet Plants in Buffalo. John retired from G.M. in 1978. During the next 17 years, he was a Consultant in Management Labor Relations and Personnel Services. Being active in the Boys Scouts throughout his life, donations may be made to The Boy Scouts of America. There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Queen of Martyrs Church, 180 George Urban Blvd. (off Harlem Road), Cheektowaga, NY at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, December 5th. Share condolences online at

Published in the Buffalo News on Dec. 3, 2012