George E. Ashley of Lewiston, a retiree of Du Pont Co., died March 23 after a brief illness at his winter residence in Largo, Fla. He was 83.
A native of St. Catharines, Ont., he moved to Niagara Falls with his family in 1923. He was a graduate of Trott Vocational High School in Niagara Falls.
Mr. Ashley served in the Navy during World War II.
In 1980, he retired from Du Pont as senior supervisor in Niagara Falls after 40 years. His responsibilities included creating the maintenance training program.
He was a founding member of Lutheran Church of the Messiah and a member of Lodge 584, Loyal Order of Moose.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Helen Loge Ashley; two sons, Ronald and Kenneth, both of Lewiston; a daughter, Joan Hendrick of Rochester; a sister, Dorothy Moudy of Niagara Falls; a brother, Harold of Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. May 7 in Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 915 Oneida St. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.