Sylvan "Bud" Ash - RIP

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 09:59 am:  Edit

On 23 May 2012, Sylvan Samuel "Bud" Ash Jr, of Daly City, CA passed away peacefully after a longterm illness at the VA Hospital Community Living Center in San Francisco. He was 86. Sylvan Ash was born 27 October 1925 in Claymont, Delaware, the youngest of three children. At 16 years of age, and not yet old enough to join the regular Army, Sylvan joined the U S Merchant Marine to serve his country at the onset of WWII in 1941. In 1943, Sylvan joined the U S Army. He began his career in Infantry before finding his niche in what he loved most. He completed Parachute Training and Advanced Airborne School as a member of the 82nd Airborne. After a serious jumping injury, Sylvan retrained into the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). While stationed in Trieste, Italy, in 1954, Sylvan met the love of his life Fiorella Maggio. He and Fiorella produced two sons, Perry Joseph (1956) and Gary Stefano (1959) both born in France before retiring with an Honorable Discharge from the U S Army to civilian life in the SF Bay Area in 1963. Sylvan leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Fiorella Ash, his three sons Scott Ash, Perry Ash (Carol) and Gary Ash. He was the adored nono of Kristin Moya (Gabriel), Ryan Ash, Jessica Ash, Eric Ash, Christopher Ash, Emily Ash, Miya Ash, Gavin Ash and great grandfather to Gabriella Moya. He is also survived by his sister Esther Shaw and predeceased by his sister Pearl Ford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the VA Medical Center CLC, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121. Online condolences at

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