OBITUARY

Mr. Edward Kessel Asplundh

June 16, 1932December 31, 2020

Edward Kessel Asplundh was born on June 16, 1932 and passed away on December 31, 2020 and is under the care of Wm. Rowen Grant Funeral Home Inc..

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Denise Frey

January 3, 2021

My husband Craig and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Our son Jesse was blessed to have known Mr. A and thoroughly enjoyed flying for him.
It is never easy losing a parent, brother, grandfather, etcetera. I am sure he will be sorely missed by everyone.
As you reminese of the wonderful times you spent together may those memories bring joy to your hearts.
Sincerely, Craig and Denise Frey

Richard Jones

January 3, 2021

The Asplundh family and name have long been associated with Abington Memorial Hospital. The Asplundh Courtyard in front of the Elkins Building was for a long time lovingly and carefully tended by Ed's mother. She personally cared for the flowers and other plantings.

Ed, as Vice-Chair of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Nursing, was key to the success of the fundraising for nursing scholarships that doubled the number of graduates in the nursing school. The need for more nurses was required to staff the hospital as a result of successful fundraising efforts to construct the Lenfest Pavilion. That fundraising effort led to a significant gift from the Asplundh family for which the Asplundh Atrium in the Pavilion was named.

Ed's leadership as part of the nursing initiative also resulted in major gifts that enabled the establishment of the Gerstadt Day Care Center, which created a strong foundation to recruit and maintain nurses and created the direction and drive to support Magnet Accreditation for Nursing. Abington Memorial Hospital was the first acute care hospital in the region to achieve that honor.

Ed's ever present leadership and role in all aspects of the hospital's governance helped to make Abington a leader in health care, for which Ed will always be honored and remembered.

Dick Jones

Amy Mackey

January 1, 2021

I am very saddened to learn of Ed’s passing. He was such a kind man, dedicated to those providing care at Abington Hospital and the patients whom they serve. His contributions to the culture and safety of the hospital were invaluable. I was so fortunate to have known him. He will be missed.

Ivy Silver

December 31, 2020

Ed was a gift to me, as I know he was to many. He nurtured me, guided me and made sure that he supported opportunities that he believed would make a better and stronger community. His mentorship is a legacy. He and Gwen's generosity of spirit and treasure have been instrumental across many zip codes. I will cherish our time together.