Wallace F. Ashnault
Jennings, Nulton, & Mattle Funeral Home
1704 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY
Ashnault, Wallace F.

Penfield: April 28, 2016. Entered peacefully into heaven at his home at the age of 84. Survived by his beloved friend, Eileen Yancey; son, Richard (Karen) Ashnault; daughter, Joan (Michael) Gulnac; 5 grandchildren, Emily and Jenna Gulnac, Dannica, Carleigh and Elena Ashnault; sisters, Camilla (Robert) McGriff and Norma (Robert) Wassall; brothers, Edward (Carol) and Richard (Joy) Ashnault; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his wife, Sarah of 53 years.

Wally was an attorney in Penfield for 54 years and loved his profession and community. Born in North Conway, NH, he attended Kennett High School (1949), Dartmouth College (1953) and Boston University Law School (1958). Veteran of the Korean War (Army). Wally was a longtime member of the Penfield Rotary Club, Hunt Hollow Ski Club, Burly Hollow Ski Club, Sodus Bay Heights Golf Club and Penfield Country Club. The family wishes to express sincere thanks to Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County.

No prior calling. A Memorial Service to honor Wally's life and memory will be held Saturday, May 7th, 2 PM at Penfield Presbyterian Church, 1881 Jackson Road, Penfield. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to Rotary Sunshine Camp, Penfield Presbyterian Church or VNS of Rochester and Monroe County in Wally's memory.

Published by Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on May 1, 2016.
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1881 Jackson Road, Penfield, NY
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I have known Wally since the early 1970's, and enjoyed talking to him and his wife Sarah. He was very active on Penfield, where we lived at that time.
Both of us were in the military in 1953, but we mostly talked about skiing. Sarah and I grew up in Newark, NY, and went to the same schools. Many residents of Penfield have been touched by his business at the four corners.
Sorry to be so late with my comments, but living in New Jersey, we only just became aware of his
Say a prayer for Wally.

The E.R. DeNagel's
July 6, 2016
Peace be with you Wally

They have the still North in their soul,
The hill winds in their breath,
And the granite of New Hampshire
Is made part of them til death.

Dear Old Dartmouth

With love Tim, Julide, Aylin and Aziz
Tim Woodward
May 6, 2016
Wally and I first met 40 years ago, through the Rotary Group Study Exchange. I delivered Norwegian Exchange member Magnus Blix from my Sodus Rotary Club to Wally, to be hosted by the Penfield Rotary Club. We made the exchange at Ozzie's Restaurant, my introduction to Penfield cuisine. I transferred to Penfield Rotary four years later.
Jack Best
May 4, 2016
Thanks for so many great memories. I wonder how many are lucky enough to remember the delicious tomato and mayonnaise sandwiches at the cottage alongside the second hole at Sodus Bay. A word of advise, Wally. Do not try out for the choir up there.
Bruce VanDerwarker
May 3, 2016
We met Wally about 30 years ago first as a client and then as a friend. We will miss his phone calls and getting together on his trips to Hilton Head. Our condolences to his family and to Eileen. Doris and Thornton Rice
May 2, 2016
He was such a nice man. I met him when I was practically a kid, looking for attorneys willing to do occasional pro-bono work for a local non-profit. I will always think of the little building at the Four Corners as his office. My condolences to his family.
Kim Cattat-Mayer
May 2, 2016
Thank you for your friendship and all the business you took care of.
Sincerely the Gerard Hahn Family
Frances Hahn
May 2, 2016
In 1994 I met Wallie at a Penfield Business Association meeting. We became friends and he encouraged me to join the Penfield ROTARY Club, which I did. Why else would adult men participate in the annual Penfield Rotary show and put on wigs and makeup and dance at Mercy High School- to raise money for Camp Hackamo..( a camp for handicapped kids).. and because Wallie would ask you to.

I spent much time with Wallie. Wallie was always cheerful and he was always inviting me and other friends skiing, boating and to participate in community events and projects.

Wallie loved his family and was very loyal to his community like his obituary declares.

I saw Wallie a few years ago at the Clerks office in Rochester and we had a nice chat. Last week in fact I was in Penfield at a meeting and asked if he was still practicing at the four corners. I asked this because Wallie was and always will be a central part of Penfield; which has suffered a huge loss with his passing.

I extend warm wishes and prayers for his family and friends. I thank his family for allowing Wallie to invest so much time to community projects throughout the years. We all have benefited from his work.

Thank you Wallie !
Bob Houle
May 1, 2016
jimmy Rickard
Jimmy Rickard
May 1, 2016
Wally and I were at Dartmouth together. He treasured the picture I took of him with President Eisenhower at his Commencement in 1953. An exceptional skier who never lost his rural New Hampshire persona while being a successful lawyer. Fine friend.
George Haskins
May 1, 2016
Farewell, Wally. Thanks for introducing me to adult ski racing through the Burby Hollow Ski Club, and for 40 years of BHSC memories. And thanks for your example of courage and grace. I'm so glad we were able to chat last week. Yes, rest assured, we'll put together a BHSC foursome.
Peter Emmel
May 1, 2016
It was a privilege knowing Wally as a Penfield Rotarian. Christmas bell ringing at TOPS wont be the same without him.

Charlie Bellomo
Charles Bellomo
May 1, 2016
It won't be the same without Wally. Great guy. He will be missed by all who knew him. As he would say, "It's a beautiful day, pray for snow."
Michael Bloch
April 30, 2016
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