Edward A. Ashkettle Sr., 64

June 05, 2011

FEB. 5, 1947-JUNE 4, 2011

Edward Anthony Ashkettle Sr., 64, of 1404 Salem Ave., Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Feb. 5, 1947, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James E. and Eleanor Virginia Bowman Ashkettle.

He was employed by Antietam Glass Co.

He loved to be with his family, and was a loving grandfather and great-grandfather.

He loved to fish, watch all sports and he was a big sports fan.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ruth Ashkettle; one son, Jason Ashkettle and wife, Heather, of Hagerstown; two daughters, Jessica Ashkettle and Pamela Ashkettle, both of Hagerstown; stepdaughter, Michelle Gordon of Marlowe, W.Va.; one sister, Bonnie Barnhart and husband, Ronald, of Hagerstown; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Edward A. Ashkettle Jr.; and two sisters, Theresa Clark and Sandra Bowers.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.

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