Jerry Ashbaugh

November 9, 1944February 15, 2020

Jerry Ashbaugh, age 75, a lifetime resident of North Canton, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 in his home.

He was born November 9, 1944 in Canton, Ohio to the late James and Miriam (Sieber) Ashbaugh. Jerry was a member of the North Canton Eagles, the VFW, and the American Legion. He enjoyed the outdoors, and loved fishing and boating. He will be remembered as a very caring person with many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Dave and Tom. He is survived by his daughter, Lara Ashbaugh of California.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the North Canton Eagles Lodge. Friends may call from 4-6pm on Thursday in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. The North Canton Eagles will honor Jerry with a service on Thursday at 3:45pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion, Post #44. Oh-Wee-Oh!


  • North Canton Eagles Service Thursday, February 27, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, February 27, 2020


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Melody Ledger

February 26, 2020

What a great guy, always with a smile. I’ve known him since kindergarten. Rest in peace dear friend. You will be missed. Melody (Tucker) Ledger

John Royer

February 26, 2020

So well liked and respected, so soon gone. His friendship, our fishing trips to Canada as kids and our recent Friday night dinners always to be fondly remembered.


February 25, 2020

Where to begin? High school, the fun & craziness I was lucky enough to be a part his world. His humor was unmatchable! It continued after graduation & into everything he did. Often I will remember those times & smile! I moved on & wll always treasure those times!

Kay Mitchell

February 24, 2020

To all of us from HHS class of 1962, Jerry represented the best of North Canton hometown life. He was quiet and boisterous, thoughtful, kind and sometimes the life of the party. Everyone was his friend, and he lived a life of watching out for others.

He'll be missed at our class lunches and dinners and he'll be missed as someone you could count on. To me Jerry represented the best of American manhood, a gentle guy's guy with a twinkle in his eye and a way of making others feel important. Best wishes to all his friends and his daughter.

Ruth Ann Sieber

February 23, 2020

Jerry is my cousin. I lived for three years with his family when his parents Miriam and Jim and their sons took me in after my mother died. Jer and I were 18. Those three boys were shockers to me, so much laughter and joking around. They lived large, with Jer the boldest. (His dad would would call him Jerry Willy at the most serious - ah, remembering.) Jerry was irrepressibly FUNNY. His humor was equally subtle, or loud, or wicked, or clever, or whatever he decided wit was. Jerry was always a good, decent, kind-hearted man, behind all the teasing. Lafferty, remember the rubber plant the guys gave their mother? Miriam enjoyed her boys so much, and Jer made us laugh a lot. There was a pool table squeezed into the basement of that former Hoover house they loved, where Jerry and Tom taught me to shoot pool, and lots of the guys hung out. Jerry had his own tailored cue stick he carried in its case so he could impressively "run the table.” Our local bar, Stroubles, could give the Star Wars cantina a run for its money for diversification. Yes, doing the math, in the world those were miserable times, but also hopeful, with remarkable music, optimistic camaraderie, and simpler lives. One vivid memory is Jerry driving 300 miles to pick me up when my car broke down and I was stranded alone, when nearer “friends” were too busy. I visited him last with my late brother at the VFW for drinks, Jerry’s help-his-fellow-man sweet nature very much in evidence, and I somehow thought he would be around always. We’ll miss him.

Carl Martin

February 22, 2020

Sorry to hear that another Class of 72 graduate has been called home. We will all miss his caring and mischievous comments. He represented the best of our class. We will all miss him. RIP Jerry!
Carl Martin