James Michael Ashton

March 1, 1955June 7, 2011

James M. Ashton, M.D. of Beverly Hills California passed away in Los Angeles on June 07, 2011. He was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on March 01, 1955. He was the son of attorney James Ashton and the late Frances K. Ashton. He graduated with honors in Biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1977 and graduated from Washington State University School of Medicine in Saint Louis in 1982. He then moved to Los Angeles and did his internship at the USC Medical Center. He was an avid reader, fluent in Spanish language, a world traveler and skilled equestrian. He loved to sail, enjoyed skiing and deep sea fishing. He was a very passionate fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team and the USC Trojan. We’ve lost a very special doctor, colleague, friend, and a father to Jake the Dalmatian and Belle the cat. He survived by his wife of 11 years Norma Ashton, his father James Ashton and his step mother Marleen Ashton. his brother David Ashton his Aunt Edna Ashton and his uncle Phillip Ashton. A celebration of his life was held at California Yacht Club on Saturday June 11, 2011. Donation in his memory in lieu of flowers may be made to Animal Friends Foundation ( or to charity of your choice.


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Thelma Holguin

June 7, 2016

Good Morning Normita I'm so sorry for your lost.
I didn't know until now,
My most sincere condolences to you.

Jill Harris

November 15, 2015

As football and basketball rage on and comments galore flood Twitter, David Harris is heard laughing "that's something Jim would say". He was so funny.
Not forgotten,

May 22, 2015

Dear Norma,

We've never met. I was a classmate at Wash University Med School. Jim was a good friend, and I visited him once in California. I will miss him too. I learned about it today. Rick Staros WUMS81

Jill and David Harris

June 9, 2012

Dear Norma,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you as the memory of Jim lives on. Jim was truly one of a kind. Jim still has the power to make David laugh. Such a generous friend with a presence of spirit that is still felt.

Mark Grech

June 7, 2012

Year ago tomorrow. Unreal. Surreal. Big empty hole in my heart. Miss you buddy. Best man at my wedding 7 years ago. College buddy, roomate, fellow overinduldger. Peace Bro. I know you'll read this. ;-) Miss you always!

Norma Ashton

April 30, 2012

Jimmy, I miss you....I hope I can find strength in your absence

Jill Harris

December 21, 2011

Sitting on the majestic lift at Brighton. Thinking of my husband, Jim and the epic Tahoe trip that still cracks david up. Saying a little prayer.

December 19, 2011

Jimmy was the best big brother a person could ever ask for...Love you brother.

Norma Ashton

October 10, 2011

I missed you yesterday, I am missing you now, I will miss you forever.... Your wife Norma

Maria Hogan

June 21, 2011

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.