Janice -Ashley-Obituary

Janice Ashley

Rockville Centre, New York


Rockville Centre, New York


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A Renaissance Woman
Janice Ashley was a modern-day Renaissance woman: literary, artistic and skilled in finance, as comfortable on Rollerblades as ordering a meal in a fancy restaurant. She was also outspoken and bubbly, someone who kept her friends from elementary school but relished new experiences, like a trip to Turkey in August.

"She marched to her own tune," said Richard Gallo, a friend she had dated for over five years. "She wouldn't have chicken or beef when she went out to eat ‹ she'd order the antelope steak or ostrich burger."

In a letter of condolence to the Ashley family, another friend recalled how Ms. Ashley was their only high school classmate to compliment her unconventional Sweet 16 party, at a Manhattan comedy club. "She just got things," Risa Lewak said. "There was nothing phony about her."

Ms. Ashley, 25, lived with her mother, father and 18-year-old brother in Rockville Centre, N.Y., and worked as a research associate at Fred Alger Management. She returned home tired from 12-hour days but found time to talk about her dreams, like eventually opening a florist gift shop, said Carol Ashley, her mother. She misses her daughter the most in the evenings. "She just sparkled," Mrs. Ashley said.

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Remembering my dear School #5 "Minnie Fay" (Hello, Dolly!) and "Poopsie" (The Pajama Game), who will never be forgotten, and always be remembered with the utmost love and affection. I treasure the memories of being her director, and now as a music teacher at that very school, I feel even more of an eternal connection to her all these years later. Each time I hear a "Minnie Fay" say "cherries and feathers, cherries and feathers," it is always Janice that...

I didnt know Janice but wanted you to know that I will never forget that day. I read her obituary so that she will not be forgotten.

You are missed more than you know Marco griebes for Chiquita everyday.

I will never forget Your school 5 years in theatre. I was the stage manager for a few of your shows including hello dolly and pajama game and you were such a joy. Never without a smile, sweet as pie and beautiful inside and out. I cannot believe it's been 16 years. May you Rest In Peace sweet angel.

I dont know you Janice, but my father worked with you. He speaks highly of you. I know he misses all the people he worked with.

You will never be forgotten

You will never be forgotten.

I remember Janice from elementary school. She was an adorable, sweet girl with pretty blonde hair. I remember the school #5 summer recreation program and becoming friends who were bonding over games of tag across the front lawn at the school, enjoying watermelon together, games of telephone and duck duck goose.
I knew of her in high school too... She blossomed into a very bright girl, always surrounded by friends, always smiling. I always think of her on September 11. She looked like an...

Upon hearing Janice's name read yesterday I felt an immediate connection with her. You see, my last name is "Ashley" and my mother's middle name, as well as my daughter's middle name is "Marie". "Things don't just happen." I am grateful to have looked her up online. I can see the way her eyes look into yours. Definitely a wonderful and compassionate young woman. She is going to be on my mind often. Her family has so much to be proud of. She has touched my...