David G. Ashe

November 9, 1932January 14, 2012

David G. Ashe, 79, of Oneonta, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the M.I. Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.

Dave was born on November 9, 1932 in Unadilla, the son of the late Everett and Anne (Fuller) Ashe. He married Patricia Molloy on August 15, 1959 in Seaford, NY.

Dave served his country as a sergeant in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated The Pine Shop in Oneonta for 40 years with his wife, Pat and his sons. Prior to that he was owner and operator of Ashe Homes in Oneonta, and at one time, owned and operated The Pink Pig on Main Street in Oneonta.

He was involved in scouting, and was Cub Master for Valleyview Pack 27 as well as Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 27. He was active in city government, serving one term as an Alderman for the First Ward, as well as being a member of the Public Service Board and the Library Board. He was a long time member of the Oneonta Lions Club.

Dave is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Ashe of Oneonta; his children, Harold Ashe and his wife, Becky of Maryland, NY, Margaret Wikoff of Oneonta and Timothy Ashe and his wife Kathy of Maryland, NY.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Stephanie, Johnathan and Danielle Ashe, Joshua and Ashely Wikoff and Hannah and Noah Ashe; his sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Ashe of Davenport and Joan (David) Sharp of Massapequa, Long Island; nephew, Charlie (Patty) Ashe and niece, Elizabeth (Jon) Anderson.

Dave was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, James, Phillip and Eugene Ashe and a son-in-law, John Stankiewicz.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta with Rev. David Rockwell, officiating. Interment will be in the spring at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home at which time the family will be in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation.

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.


  • Calling Hours Wednesday, January 18, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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January 20, 2012

So sorry to hear about Daves' passing. Having known him for years as a Boy Scout. And as knowing Patrica,Tim and Harold for as long. He was a great man.
I do remember the Pink Pig. And then it becoming The Pine Shop.
The whole family we know as friends and "neighbors".
He will be missed
Bonnie and Tom Bowen

Patricia Bartiromo

January 19, 2012

So sorry for your loss. I knew Dave from working with him in the Clerk's Office when he was a Council Member and then while he was on the Board of Public Service...he was always a pleasure. He will be missed.

Raymond Krone

January 18, 2012

A very fine gentleman, a kind and caring person. Always willing to help, it was a pleasure to go into the Pine Shop and visit with Dave. My condolences to Pat and the family.

Ray Krone

Joe Picolla

January 18, 2012

I have tremendous memories of Mr. Ashe and his sons while we shared time in Troop 27. Mr. Ashe was always a kind, steady presence in all that we did. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Linda Perry

January 18, 2012

Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Linda Perry (Munsons)

Stu & Barb Gardner

January 18, 2012

Our Condolences to Pat and the Family. Dave was a wonderful person and my husband and I enjoyed our time we spent with Dave working on Scout projects.

Anneliese Stoeger

January 17, 2012

Thinking of you at this sad time, with my deepest Sympathy,
Anneliese Stoeger and Family

January 17, 2012

We want to say how sorry to hear about Dave's passing. He was a wonderful neighbor and a very nice man. He will be missed.
Your neighbors from across the street, Gary & Maggie Johnson

Chuck Smith

January 17, 2012

The Ashe family has been my friends for MANY years. Worked at Pink Pig, with Dave in Scouting, Harold & Tim in Scouting, Margaret at "bid & buy", Harold & Becky at the Telethon, etc.. Dave was always involved & WE will ALL miss him! Sorry that I can not attend the funeral, but will be thinking about all of you!

tina morris

January 17, 2012

So sorry to learn about Dave's passing. He was always so thoughtful, helpful, generous and kind to everyone....and will be missed. tina morris