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John R. Ashman

July 9, 1961 ~ March 24, 2020 (age 58)


John R. Ashman, 58, of Ringtown, passed away late Tuesday evening March 24, 2020 at his residence, following a sudden illness.

Born in Hazleton, July 9, 1961, he was the son of the late Ronald Ashman and Barbara (Barlet) Onderko and spent the past 20 years in Ringtown, after moving from Drums.

John was a Electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and for the past two years he had worked as an elevator inspector for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.. He was an Army Air Force veteran. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Brandonville, where he had served on the church council. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, and making model airplanes.

Surviving are his wife of the past ten years, Janice Ashman; a son John Ashman and his wife Jessica, serving with the US Navy in Japan; a daughter Jacqueline Ashman, White Haven; a step-son Tyler Long, Ringtown; two sisters Debra Ulshafer and her husband Lynn, St. John's; and Rhonda Ashman, Drums; a brother Ronald Ashman and his wife Lora, Freeland; a step-father Donald Onderko, Drums; four nieces; two nephews; and a grandson on the way.

His funeral will be held with a Memorial Service at a future date, after sanctions relating to the Coronavirus Pandemic have been lifted Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at

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