Paul F. Ashley
1953 - 2014
Jersey Shore Cremation Service
36 Broad Street
Manasquan, NJ
Paul F. Ashley

AGE: 60 • Point Pleasant Beach

Paul F. Ashley, 60, died early Saturday at Ocean Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1953 in Neptune and raised in Bay Head.

Paul lived with his wife, Peggy, in Point Pleasant Beach. Before briefly living in Stuart, FL, the Ashley's resided in Allenwood, Wall and Point Pleasant.

After graduating from Point Pleasant Beach High School, Paul graduated from Bates College in Lewiston Maine.

Paul went to work with his father, Herb Ashley and became a co-owner of Surf Chevrolet in Point Pleasant and Ashley Chevrolet in Honesdale, PA. He was recently employed by Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood.

As a lifelong member of the Bay Head Yacht Club, Paul enjoyed Paddle Tennis, boating and many a boat project. Hunting with his sons, gardening, fishing and spending time with his loving family were favorite activities.

A past president of the Point Pleasant Lions Club, Paul proudly started the local chapter of the Leo Club for young members. As chairman of the Point Pleasant Hospital and Ocean Medical Center Foundation Boards, Paul served the community helping to raise funds to improve healthcare in our area.

Paul leaves his beloved wife of 23 years, Peggy Anne (Brennan) Ashley and seven beloved children. Five children with the late Nancy MacGregor and two step-children: Thomas Ashley, Lauren Ashley, Paul J. Ashley and wife Jessica, Christopher Ashley and wife Alison, Ian Ashley and wife Jessica, Matthew S. Vitullo, LeighAnne (Vitullo) Castimore and husband Matthew. Paul was proud to be a grandfather to eight grandchildren: Cole and Lila Comisky, Amelia Ashley, Henry and Lolly Castimore, Logan Ashley, Parker Ashley, Liam Ashley and a little one on his/her way.

Paul is predeceased by his father Herbert Ashley. Also surviving are his mother Shirley Johnson Ashley of Tyler Hill, PA., and his brothers Scott, Mark, Matthew and their wives of Tyler Hill, PA and Manasquan, and many loving nieces and nephews.

A gathering of friends and family to celebrate Paul's life will be held at Farrell's Stout & Steak in Point Pleasant Beach on Friday, February 7th at 3 PM.

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Published by Asbury Park Press on Feb. 4, 2014.
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my prayers go to the Ashley family ,him and his brother Mark Ashley taught me the car business. they gave me a shot @ 24 years old to sell cars . been doing it since the awesome training from Ashley family .
scott petricone
February 22, 2014
I was so saddened to hear of Paul's passing. I had the pleasure of working at Surf Chevrolet for many years and considered him to be true and dear friend. He will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know him.
Janet (McGlaughlin) Pike
Janet Pike
February 10, 2014
My deepest condolences to the family. Paul and I grew up together, he was always a great friend to me. My thoughts are with you
James Lampman
February 8, 2014
My deepest condolences to the entire Ashley Family. Paul was a fine person. May his memory live on in the lives of those fortunate enough to have known him.
Marjorie Pardun
February 6, 2014
Condolences to Peggy and the Ashley family. So sad to hear about Paul. Many great childhood memories were with him and his family. He will most certainly be missed.
Abby Schrader
February 6, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear of Pauls' passing. My deepest sympathies to the family. I worked with the Ashley family many years ago at Surf Chevrolet. We had some great times together. My heart goes out to all.
Ginni Jedry
February 6, 2014
I am sad to hear of Paul's passing. He was my duck hunting buddy when we were young boys. He will be missed by many friends.
Tom &Donna Chafey
February 6, 2014
My family and I are very sorry to hear about your loss. May you find comfort in the Psalmist words to throw your burden on God. Keep your memories close to your hearts.
February 5, 2014
We were very saddened to hear of Paul's illness and more saddened that he is gone.Having worked for Herb and later Paul at Surf Chevrolet, it was good to see him when he started at Pine Belt. We had many fun talks about our days at Surf and getting caught up about our families.Our thoughts go out to Peggy, Mark and the rest of the Ashley's.
Fondly, Elaine & Ron Dickerson
February 5, 2014
So Sorry for your loss
Chris Hall
February 5, 2014
I loved Paul. Paul was my roommate for all 4 years at Bates College. I'll never forget meeting him. I opened the door to my dorm room with my parents at my side. Paul was sitting there in shorts and no shirt having just finished football practice. He didn't drop a beat, he opened the bottom dresser drawer, pulled out a beer and said, do you guys want one? I almost died, but that was Paul; friendly, outgoing and authentic, not a phony bone in his body! I met my wife at Paul's wedding to Nancy. I worked for Paul at Surf Chevrolet. I am honored to have known Paul and his family . Rebekah and I send our heartfelt prayers to the entire Ashley family. God Bless you all!
David Brewster
February 4, 2014
Words can not express the sadness I feel for my sis Peggy and the whole, beautiful family. Paul never had a negative thing to say about anyone. I loved him like family. Love to you all xo
Susan Hirsch
February 4, 2014
To all the Ashleys-My prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless. Meredith Spencer
February 4, 2014
sorry to hear of paul's passing..i worked with him for only a short time but thats all it took to learn he was kind and caring individual..
rick hackett
February 4, 2014
To the Family of Paul Ashley, We are so saddened to hear of the passing of such an esteemed man and Lion member. I am honored and grateful to have known Paul. May he Rest In Peace. Memories shared are Cared ones.
Larry and Celia Brown
February 4, 2014
Very sorry for your loss. Paul was a gentleman and a class act! He will be sorely missed by his entire Pine Belt family... God bless.
Dan Ariel
February 4, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss, Peggy and family. Please know our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are with you all. With love, Jamie & Ronnie DeChambeau, Stuart, FL
Jamie & Ronnie DeChambeau
February 4, 2014
To all of the Ashley family; Our sincerest condolences with the passing of your beloved Paul. May you wrap yourself in happy memories of him to find comfort in this difficult time. Sincerely Cate and Bill Shelton.
C. & W. Shelton
February 4, 2014
I was deeply saddened by the news of Paul's passing. My heart felt condolences to the Ashley Family.
Mike Clayton
February 4, 2014
Paul was a funny and caring person. I will certainly never forget him. Condolences to the family.
richard sprague
February 4, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May our Heavenly Father provide strength and comfort to the family during this time of grief. For he is near to those broken at heart. Ps 34:17,18
February 4, 2014
Tom and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by happy memories in this difficult time.
Judi Sommers
February 4, 2014
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