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Henry Asma
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1886
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Jan. 7, 1958
Niagara Falls
Niagara County
New York, USA

Henry Asma
7 Nov 1886 - 7 Jan 1958
Son of Herman Asma & Augusta Nagelhouse
Husband of Elizabeth M Koelle
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Niagara Falls Gazette, 8 Jan 1958
Henry Asma, 71, of 2475 Ontario Ave., died suddenly at home Tuesday (Jan. 7, 1958). Stricken with a heart attack shortly before 4 p.m., Mr. Asma was pronounced dead by a physician who had been called to the home. City firemen, also summoned, administered oxygen for about 10 minutes before death was pronounced. Born in Holland, he came to this city 53 years ago. He was a painting and decorating contractor for 30 years, retiring in 1942. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paper Hangers of America, the Building Association of Niagara Falls, which he served as president in 1927 and 1928 and secretary from 1944 to 1951, and the Holy Name and Ushers Societies of Sacred Heart Church. He was also a member of the Rotary Club for 30 years and of the Knights of Columbus for more than 40 years, being for some time an honorary member of both. He was also a member of the Past Grand Knights Club, serving for two terms, from 1944 through 1945. Mr. Asma is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; one son, Herman J. Asma, of Norwich, N.Y.; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Rougeux, Mrs. Frank McWhorter, Mrs. Kenneth Staub, Mrs. Patrick Colpoys Jr., and Miss Catherine Asma, all of this city. Also by five brothers and a sister, Herman Asma, this city, Bernard Asma, of Buffalo, and William, John and Jennie Asma, of Holland. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at home at 9 a.m. Saturday and at 9:45 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Members of Sacred Heart Ushers Society, Sacred Heart Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus will meet at 8 p.m. Friday to recite the Rosary.

Niagara Falls Gazette, 11 Jan 1958
The death this week of Henry Asma marks the end of another successful career in the great Americna tradition. Coming to this city from Holland at the age of 18, Mr. Asma built a successful painting contracting business, from which he was able to retire after 30 years. He took an active role in church and civic activities and raised a large family. His life was a model to advocates of free enterprise and accomplishments achieved honestly and ethically. He leaves many to mourn his death. 
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  Elizabeth M Koelle Asma (1890 - 1968)*
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Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Niagara County
New York, USA
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Record added: Oct 14, 2013
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