E. Lawrence Ash Sr


1930 – 2015

Lebanon, N.H.—E. Lawrence Ash Sr. (Larry), 85, a longtime resident of Keene, N.H., passed peacefully with his family by his side at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H., on Saturday, July 18.

He was born in Concord, N.H., on June 13, 1930, the son of the late Willis S. Ash Sr. and Bertha (Lemarche) Ash.

He graduated from St. Dominic Academy in Lewiston and served in the U.S. Air Force at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colo., during the Korean War as Airmen First Class. He worked at Central Screw Company in Keene, N.H., for 25 years and The Timken Company for 13 years. Larry was a devout Catholic and attended at St. Bernard’s Church, a devoted family man, active in the Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME), he received an award as a volunteer for driving retired veterans to and from Keene, N.H., to the VA Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt., for 16 years, he was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 16.

He enjoyed canoeing, camping, golf, Moxie, peanut butter and was quick to offer a helping hand to everyone. Larry will be fondly remembered for his profound love and respect for people from all walks of life, his strong morals and character, and his great love, dedication, patience, and support to his wife and family.

Survivors include his wife, Fern M. (Nault) Ash; one sister, Janet Graves of Concord, N.H.; his half-sister, Lois Jordan of West Fork, Alaska; four children, Kathleen Ash of Keene, N.H., Cynthia Gallagher of Swanzey, N.H., Carolyn Noyes of Keene, N.H., E. Lawrence Ash Jr., of Falls Church, Va.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


He was predecesed by one sister, Marguerite Archambeault; and two half-brothers, Willis S. Ash Jr. and Lloyd Ash.