Lewis A. Ashton, 80, Danville
DANVILLE - Lewis A. "Lew" Ashton, 80, of 1542 Continental Boulevard, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 at Grandview Health Home, Danville, where he had been a patient for the past six days.
He was form Fec. 5, 1923, in Danville, a son of the late Edwin Curry Ashton and Elizabeth Mabel (Diehl) Ashston Fisher. He was married to the former Celia A. Traugh, who preceded him in death on Nov. 16, 1994.
He was a high school gradaute and served in the Army Air Force. He was a prisoner of war in Stalag Left 4, Germany, during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart after being wounded.
A carpenter in the trades, he served as a supervisor for carpentry on job sites.
He was a member of Danville-Mahoning Lodge No. 224 F&AM, Lodge Council Chapter Consistory Valley of Bloomsburg, Retired Public Employees of Pa, Chapter 13.
He was a life member of the Elks Lodge No. 754, Danville; Disabled American Vets, Catawissa; V.F.W. Post, Military Order of the Purple Heart, American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Dale (Florence) Pritts of Arizona, Mrs. Ray (Marian) Kerweel Jr. of Montgomery, Mrs. Basil (Alda) Miller of Liberty and Mrs. Kenneth (June) Davis of Danville; one brother, Harrison Keith Ashton of Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one stepson, Jame D. Shultz on July 22, 1995; three brothers, Edwin, Roy and Harold "Nick" Ashton; and two sisters, Vera Ashton and Vivian Whalen.
Private services will be held and Lew will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville.
The Danville News (Danville, PA), 16 Dec 2003, Tue, Page 2, Lewis A. Ashton Obituary, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/53241319/obituary-for-lewis-a-lew-ashton/?xid=637 [subscription required] : accessed 11 June 2020)