John Asherman Sr.

John Asherman Sr.

PLUM (EAST OAKMONT), Pa. – John W. "Jack" Asherman, Sr., 87, of Plum (East Oakmont), Pa., died Jan. 13, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville, Pa.

He was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Dewey to Frank E. Asherman and Lottie B. (Underwood).

He was the husband of Blanche M. (Boznar) for 65 years; loving father of sons, John Jr. (Charlotte) of Coatesville, Pa., and Dana (Kirsten Aguirre) of Baden, Pa.; and brother of Robert (Eloise) and Carolyn Hinners (Charles), both of Champaign. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jack enlisted in the Navy upon graduation from Champaign High School in 1943, serving as a field hospital corpsman in England, and later in a Beach Party unit attached to the USS Garrard (APA) in the Pacific Theater until the end of the war.

Attending college on the GI bill, he graduated from the University of Illinois College Of Business with a degree in Accountancy in 1949.

After several years in private accounting, he went to work at Edgewater Steel Corp. in Oakmont, Pa., where he was a cost accountant and pay-master. He retired in 1983 with over 30 years of service.

Jack enjoyed politics, and the outdoors - golfing, camping, skiing and traveling throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and much of the U.S. He was a longtime member of the Oakmont Elks lodge and on the board of the SNPJ Heritage Center in Enon Valley, Pa.

Relatives and friends may make donations in Jack's memory to Seasons Hospice Foundation, 27355 John R. Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071 or online at

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