Edwin Asher

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Edwin Asher

September 18, 1932 - August 09, 2018

N. Edwin Asher "Boonie", 85, of 9 North Chestnut Place, Lewisburg, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 9, 2018 at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village.

A native of Union County, he was born in Lewisburg, Sept. 18, 1932, a son of the late Edwin S. and Myra (Flick) Asher. He married the former Nancy Wilson and his death breaks a marital union of almost 60 years.

Ed was a 1950 graduate of Lewisburg High School and a 1954 graduate of Bucknell University. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict.

Ed retired from the Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee Foods as a Food Technologist.

He was a member of St Paul's United Methodist Church of Lewisburg, serving as a trustee and Sunday School Superintendent. Ed was active in the food bank of Lewisburg and made and delivered sandwiches to the Heiter Center. He was a member of Charity Lodge #144 Lewisburg, the Williamsport Consistory, and the Lewisburg American Legion Post #182. He enjoyed fishing, baseball, football, basketball, and was an avid Bucknell sports fan.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters and their husbands, LeeAnn (Bob) Anderson of Lewisburg, and Suzann (Rob) Smith of Lewisburg; three grandchildren, Samuel Smith, Luke Smith and Brian Anderson; and two sisters, Frances Baker of Lewisburg, and Lois Beaver (JR) of Richmond, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Hartman.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Donations in Ed's memory may be made to either North Central PA Alzheimer's Disease, Harrisburg, PA or to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 42 South Fourth St., Lewisburg.

Funeral arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market & 8th Streets. Lewisburg.
Published on August 10, 2018
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Bernard Lahr
Aug 11, 2018
Ed Asher was one of the nicest men I meet and
I knew in Lewisburg . He was the father and father in law of my next door neighbor ..Susan and Rob Smith and he treated my wife and I like we where family. To the point of we would get invited to the family summer vacation at the beach. He always seemed happy and made those around him seemed welcome ! Lewisburg lost a great resident with his passing and he will be truly missed by his family and anyone who ever knew him ! My sympathy to the family , because he was a one in a million guy .
Jane Stamm
Aug 11, 2018
You're leaving a space in lots of hearts! One of the first people I met when we moved to Lewisburg. I was in 5th grade and not too little to get a "Hi" from a nice neighbor. Later, our families shared some happy experiences. NANCY, you're in my prayers!
Bob Himmelreich
Aug 11, 2018
To a great childhood buddy, teammate, and neighbor.
You will always be remembered as a classmate and wonderful student. A friendship lasting over 75 years.
RIP my friend. Sincere sympathy to Nancy and family.
Jack Boehmer
Aug 10, 2018
What a great man RIP my friend.
H. Dale Johnson
Aug 10, 2018
RIP, Boonie. It was a long, hard struggle. My condolences to Nancy and family.