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Ash, Michael Of Fox Point, formerly of Whitefish Bay, Entered the fullness of Eternal Life on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Patricia (McKillop) Ash, proud father of Brian (Darlene) Ash, Alexandria, Virginia, and James (Rachel Klein) Ash, Milton, Massachusetts, and adoring grandfather of Perrin, Ellyson (Elly) and Bennett. Mike graduated from Marquette High School in 1958, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University as well as advanced degrees from the Harvard University Graduate School of Government and Harvard University Law School. After serving as law clerk for Federal Judge John Reynolds, Mike joined the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, and later joined the firm of Godfrey and Kahn. He was a member of the Boards of Directors of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Hospital and Independence First, sang with the Choir at St. Eugene's Catholic Church and was a part-time student of music, history and religion at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Additionally, he served as a referee for the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation, was a Member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, actively contributed to the success of the Milwaukee Gustos Wheelchair Basketball team, and played the ukulele. Visitation will be held at the Feerick Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 28, from 4:00 until 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Eugene Catholic Church, 7600 N. Port Washington Rd. in Fox Point on Thursday, August 29, at 10:30 AM. Memorials in Mike's memory may be directed to Independence First, 540 S. 1st St., Milwaukee, WI 53204 or to the Sister Carla Scholarship Fund at Dominican High School. 120 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217. The family would like to express their deepest thanks to and highest praise for the people of Columbia St Mary's Hospital, and in particular to the Nursing staff, who consistently displayed undaunted charm and undisputed professionalism throughout Mike's illness. Special thanks to Vera and Zenaida of Horizon Health Care for being so kind and helpful as "Grampa Mike's helpers".

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2013
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