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William R. Ashley

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William R. Ashley Obituary
SPARTA - William R. Ashley, 68, of Sparta, passed away on Feb. 18.
Bill was born in Paterson, received his degree in mechanical engineering from Spring Garden College in Philadelphia, Pa., and worked at Belco Pollution Control in Parsippany, and most recently at Hamon Research-Cottrell, Inc. in Somerville. He was a talented woodworker and farmer but loved restoring hot rods. Bill was an active member of the Sparta Historical Society and the Wanderers Car Club, formerly the Drifters.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Audrey (Frishman) Ashley; devoted sister, Marianne Ashley Sharpe; nephews, Harison Ashley Sharpe and Robert Ashley Sharpe; cousin, Kenneth Anderson; nieces, Simone Mizell and her husband, Josh, and Jordon Ashleigh Chaffiotte. William was predeceased by his brother, Paul Steven Ashley.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A funeral service will be held at noon at the funeral home, followed by interment at the Sparta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 20, 2018
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