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“Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time of loss. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Rob and Caroline Evangelisto - NC

“Ash was a wonderful happy person to be in the company of. I remember the first time meeting him and Wilma, it was such a pleasure to be in their...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Joe and Loroi Deangelo/Galinski - NJ

Great times<3
3 of 8 | Posted by: Denise

“I worked with Ash at the GM Facility in Delaware in the Quality Department and he was a great supervisor and a terrific person. He will be sadly...Read More »
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5 of 8 | Posted by: LAURA WARREN - NEWARK, DE

“Sorry for your loss Wilma and Family. You are in our prayers.Joe and Alice Michael ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Joe and Alice Michael - NY

“Ash, was always a good man, my prayers go out to Wilma and the family. R.I.P Ash. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kevin Klein - Elkton, MD

“we will miss you uncle ash ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: michelle foskey - townsend, DE

Albert Ashton Edwards, age 77, of Newark DE passed away on Wednesday March 1, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Ash was a dedicated provider for his wife and children for all of his adult life. He was employed by G.M. for 30 years. He didn't graduate high school but read constantly to improve his education. In 1982 he was promoted to Statistical Process Control Coordinator for the Wilmington Assembly Plant. His efforts improved the quality of car production and saved G.M. millions of dollars. His work impacted the entire corporation and SPC Coordinators from across the country came to Wilmington and Ash taught a course to share with them what he had developed. Ash was an entrepreneur at heart. He started a family business in 1973 and sold
S P A C E-Makers in 2006, it is still in operation today. His faith in God, honesty and strong work ethic has been an inspiration to all who knew him.

Ash was preceded in death by his parents Herbert Campbell Edwards and Mildred Booze Edwards, two brothers Herbert and LeRoy and sister Gloria and grandson Alan Edwards, Jr.

Ash is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years Wilma May Aldridge Edwards, his brother Roger (Tricia), his four sons Herbert (Deanna) of Elizabethtown PA, Alan (Kathy) of Wascom TX, Douglas (Debbie) of Seaford DE, Roger (Beverly) of Elkton MD, and daughter Cynthia Edwards Evangelista (Al) of Orange City FL, 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 11am at the Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720, where friends may visit with the family beginning at 10am. Burial will be in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Patient Services Inc.