|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1956|
Joseph B. Asay, Ex-chief, Dies
Joseph b. Asay, 76, former chief of the Red Bank fire department, died suddenly last Thursday at his home, 58 Spring st., Red Bank, after a heart attack.
Mr. Asay was born in Little Silver, son of the late W. Burrows and Ursula E. Morrell Asay, and had been a resident of this area all his life. A plumber, he was employed for 51 years by the Cook & Oakley firm in Red Bank, retiring five years ago.
Mr. Asay served as chief of the Red Bank fire department in 1927-28, and was an exempt member of the Independent Engine company. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal church, Red Bank Elks, Firemen's Relief association, Ex-Chiefs' association and was a life member of the Monmouth County Firemen's association. His wife, Ada B. Pierce Asay, died here in March, 1950.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alma R. Koehler, living at home; a sister, Mrs. Edna Stilwell, Everett, and a brother, Walter S. Asay, Seattle, Wash.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Worden funeral home, with Rev. Charles H. Best, pastor Trinity Episcopal church, officiating.
Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery, West Long Branch. Bearers were Thomas G. Mead, Joseph W. Fox, Edgar Bray, Carl J. Munch, Emil C. Munch and Albert E. Newman, Jr.
Members of the fire department, led by Chief Jack Loversidge, held services at the funeral home Sunday night, with Rev. roger J. Squire, chaplain, in charge. The Elks' lodge also held services Sunday night, with Adolph Weiss as exalted ruler, and Charles A. Hotaling as chaplain. Michael Bergin was soloist.
Red Bank Register, Thursday, June 21, 1956
William Burroughs Asay (1850 - 1941)
Ursula E. Morrell Asay (1852 - 1912)
Ada B. Pierce Asay (1880 - 1950)*
Alma R. Asay Koehler (1908 - 1974)*
Joseph B. Asay (1879 - 1956)
West Long Branch
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Ruth Ryan
Record added: Sep 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29753917
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