Ethel L. Ashbaugh



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Rochester: Passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at age 90. Predeceased by her first husband, Walter Thran; second husband, Clifton E. Ashbaugh, Sr.; grandson, Robert D. Ashbaugh. She is survived by her loving and devoted children, Richard (Mary) Thran, Don (JoAnne) Ashbaugh, Cliff (Diane) Ashbaugh, Joyce (Alfred) Marciano, Janet Ashbaugh, David (Laura) Ashbaugh, Diane (David) Briggs, all of Rochester. Ethel has 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lillian Guthiel; as well as many deeply loved members of her extended family. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is a source of courage, strength and inspiration to her family and will be greatly remembered. The family will receive friends to share memories Sunday 1-4 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Service will be held immediately following visitation at 4 P.M. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment held at the convenience of family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice.


  1. Joanne Marciano on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Joyce and Alfred, I am so sorry to hear of your mom passing away. My heart go out to you Joyce. I have been told by many that she was a wondaerful Mom. I send my love to both of you. Cousin Joanne Marciano and Don

  2. Steve M on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    God Bless our sweet, loving Ethel, who made even her extended family feel so loved each time we were in her presence. Deepest sympathy to all.

  3. Kevin Stefani on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Grandma Ethel was a very special person and always treated the Stefani boys as they were her own grandchildren. I have very warm memories of Grandma Ethel and will cherish them. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

  4. Bryan and Stacey Stefani on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I feel like I lost my own grandma. We wish we could be there to celebrate her life with all of you. Our best to all of you during this time. With Love, Bryan, Stacey, Jordyn, and Jacob Stefani

  5. Sandra Hurlbutt on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone in her family. I was very fortunate to have meet Ethel in lifes path. She was a dear lady and loved by all. I will keep your family in my prayers as you mourn her passing.

  6. Dennis and Marcia Stefani on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our deepest sympathy to each of you. Grandma Ethel was a very special person who will definitely be missed.

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