Kevin W. Ashburn, 51

January 25, 2011
  • Kevin W. Ashburn
Kevin W. Ashburn

SEPT. 8, 1959-JAN. 24, 2011

Kevin Wayne Ashburn, 51, of 5 Princeton Place, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1959, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Darwin “Dave” Ashburn and Mary Jo Clatterbuck Ashburn of Hagerstown.

He attended St. Mary Catholic School in Hagerstown and graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1977, and in 1979 graduated from Hagerstown Community College. In 1981, he graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a degree in criminal justice.

While in college, Kevin served as a deputy sheriff and also worked at the office of the Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Kevin was employed with the American Correctional Association in Laurel, Md., and also as assistant warden for the state of Florida. His most recent employment was with Correction Corp. of America, where he served as warden in numerous states across the country, retiring in Vermont.

He was active as a youth and as an adult with the Boy Scouts of America and Explorers.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Bridget A. Pearl of Hagerstown, and Julie A. Figel and husband, Robert, of Hagerstown; three nieces, Rebecca Pearl, Victoria Pearl and Gabrielle Figel; one nephew, Brandon Figel; and paternal grandmother, Olive Carpenter of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Kimberly Jo Ashburn; and maternal grandparents, Edward and Anna Clatterbuck.

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Christopher Moore officiating.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 05 in Hagerstown, c/o Julie Figel, 5 Princeton Place, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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