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H. Robert "Bob" Ash


1939 - 2020
H. Robert "Bob" Ash Obituary

H. Robert "Bob" Ash, 81, formerly of Trucksville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at his son's home in Sweet Valley.

Born in 1939, Mr. Ash was the son of the late Harold K. and Mae Ash, Shavertown. He was a graduate of Westmoreland High School, Class of 1957, and a master plumber prior to his retirement from Eastern Penn Supply Company, Wilkes-Barre. During his career, he worked as a pipefitter and welder for Air Products and Chemicals, Hanover, and a senior maintenance supervisor for the Leslie Fay Company, Plains Twp.

Mr. Ash served in the United States Navy as a Seabee, detachment MCB-7, and was honorably discharged from active duty in 1960. Mr. Ash was a member of Trucksville United Methodist Church, a life member of the George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531, a member of the Caldwell Consistory and Irem Temple. He also served as a former Boy Scout Leader with Pack and Troop 155, Trucksville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Ash, in 2013. The couple had been married for 52 years and enjoyed camping and square dancing. They were formerly active with the northeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Good Sam Club, the PA 76ers and the Wilkes-Barre Circle 8ers Square Dance Club.

Surviving are his son, Dr. John R. Ash and his wife, Patricia, Sweet Valley; daughter, Pamela Hoffmaster and her husband, Terry, Sinking Spring; and grandchildren, Michelle K. Ash, Ph.D.©, Chicago; Christopher J. Ash and Matthew P. Ash, Sweet Valley; and Jared Hoffmaster, Sinking Spring. Mr. Ash is also survived by his brother, Thomas S. Ash and his wife, Linda, Shavertown; and his companion, Barbara Schall, Trucksville.

A private memorial service will be announced in the future in Trucksville United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trucksville United Methodist Church, 40 Knob Hill Road, Trucksville, PA 18708; or Meals on Wheels of Wyoming Valley, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston, PA 18704; or the Trucksville Volunteer Fire Company, 11 Carverton Road, Trucksville, PA 18708.

Arrangements are entrusted to Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., state Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.

Condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com.


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