John A. Ashby “Jack”


John A. Ashby “Jack”, age 77 of Smithfield, passed away Thursday, February 10, 2022 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Uniontown, PA, the son of the late George C. Ashby and Francis S. Allan Ashby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Gary L. Ashby and his sister Barbara Wargo.


He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam war. Jack was a life time member of the AMVETS. Jack was a loving, kind person, he loved to help others. He loved spending time with his loving wife of 57 years and his wonderful nieces and nephews. His family said if they could describe Jack in two words it would be good Samaritan.


Left to cherish Jack’s memory is his loving wife of 57 years Gail Little Ashby; two brothers, Charles R. Ashby and wife Ruth of Cranberry Township, and George D. Ashby and wife Janet of Hopwood; sister-in-law’s Beatrice Christie and Yvette Little; brother-in-law Timothy Soom and his wife Sally; numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly; a close family friend Kathy Grimm.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA. At family request there will be no public viewing, a memorial service in Jack’s memory will be held at a later date.


Donations in memory of Jack can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at [email protected].


Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at and on the funeral home Facebook page.


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