Anthony E. Ash

Dec. 29, 2014

Anthony E. Ash (BS Mech Egr '78) of Lansing died peacefully Dec. 13, 2014, surrounded by his family.

He was born on July 27, 1951, in Lansing.

He graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1978 and worked for General Motors as a mechanical engineer until his retirement in 2006.

He was an avid fly fisherman spending most of his time on the Au Sable River and volunteering for the river cleanup each year.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years DuAnn (Block) Ash, his daughters, Jennifer Ash and Samantha (Thomas) Cumbow, a sister Denise (Harry) Funtukis, a brother Thomas (Nancy) Ash, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. 

Contributions may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St #200, Newton, Mass., 02458, or

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