W. ASHER was born in Camden, New Jersey to James Russell Asher
and his wife, the former Helen Surowiec. His father was a member
of the Camden Fire Department, having first been appointed in
March of 1947.James Russell Asher served until May 1, 1973 when
he retired at the rank of District Chief, his service
interrupted only by six months' service in the United States
Navy in 1951.
Ashers had lived at 1709 Tioga
Street, Camden in the late 1940s. By the mid-1950s
James and Helen Asher had moved to 2967 Tuckahoe Road in Fairview.
They attended and educated their children at St. Joan of Arc
Roman Catholic Church in Fairview.
Asher served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam
War. He was appointed to the Camden Fire Department in December
of 1974, and served until October 5, 1977.
W. Asher lived in the Fairview section of Camden for many years.
His last days were spent in West Berlin, New Jersey. He passed
away on April 25, 2011, survived by sons John, James, Joseph,
and Jeffrey, and six grandchildren.
Courier-Post - June 2, 2003
On April 25,
2011, of West Berlin, formerly of Fairview, age 60. Beloved father of
John (Lisa), James (Stephanie), Joseph (Kimberley) and Jeffrey. Dear
brother of Jimmy, Judy, Joyce and the late Janet. Loving grandfather of
6. Mr. Asher proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam
War and was a former Camden City firefighter. There will be a
viewing Wednesday morning from 10 am to 12 noon at Gardner Funeral Home,
Runnemede. Funeral Service 12 noon Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment private at the request of the family. Relatives and friends
may share memories at www.GardnerFuneralhome.com.
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