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Dolores J. Ashley


1928 - 2019
Dolores J. Ashley Obituary
Dolores J. (Williams) Ashley, 90, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Born Aug. 11, 1928, in Derry, she was a daughter of the late Walter C. Williams and Mary Ellen (Singer) Williams. Dolores was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Latrobe, where she had served as a deacon and assisted with decorating the church, preparing the church bulletin and working in the kitchen for the weekly luncheons. For many years, she was a self-employed beautician and owner and operator of DJ Ashley's Beauty Salon in Latrobe. She had also been employed at the Latrobe Tax Office, Scalise Real Estate and Kaufmann's. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crochet and refinishing furniture, and was an excellent baker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey M. "Roe" Ashley. Dolores is survived by three daughters, Deborah Hanlon, and her husband James, of Elizabeth Township, Susan Varner, and her husband Ashley, of Blairsville, and Carla McChesney, and her husband Bruce, of New Florence; six grandchildren, Peter Hanlon, and his wife Tina, Michael Hanlon, and his wife Brianne, Molly Lynch, and her husband David, Ashley Varner II, and his wife Janet, Meg Miller, and her husband Scott, and Jeremy Burkhart, and his wife Rebecca; and six great-grandchildren, Natalie, Lucy, Leo, Gerald, Elizabeth and Ava.
There will be no public visitations. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the World Hunger Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St., Latrobe, PA 15650. To sign the online guest book, send condolences, or share a story, please visit www.lopatich.com.
Published in Trib Total Media, online only from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2019
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