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Richard C. Ashley


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Richard C. Ashley Obituary
Richard C. Ashley, 93, of Derry, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Excela Latrobe Hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Windber, a son of the late Wallace and Thelma Penrod Ashley. Dick was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Derry, where he had been an usher for many years. He was a World War II veteran, having served as a flight officer in the Army Air Corps, and had retired from Latrobe Steel. He was a good athlete and had a great sense of humor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite "Skee" Kinkead Ashley; a daughter, Lynn Ramsden and her husband, Karl; his brothers, Wallace and Dewey Ashley; and two of his sisters, Martha Zeunges and Peggy Showers. Dick is survived by his loving family; son, Keith Ashley, of Ligonier; daughters, JoAnn Ridilla (James Jr.), of Latrobe, and Lori Chendy, of Greensburg; his sister, Shirley Stickle, of Latrobe; four grandchildren, Alicia Taluskie (Michael), Molly Clayton (William), Lauren and Zach Ashley; five great-grandchildren, Camdon Lafferty, Drake Clayton, Eli and Alli Taluskie and Kalvin Clayton; his longtime companion, Pat "Tula" Geary, of Derry; and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the entire Geary family for the love and care they have extended to Dick over the years.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Derry with Father Salvatore R. Lamendola as celebrant. Interment will be made in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery. The Latrobe-Derry Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a service at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Church building fund or Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.
Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on Feb. 8, 2018
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