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 Ashley Arden “Ash” Aderholdt

Ashley Arden “Ash” Aderholdt

Birth
District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 31 Dec 1996 (aged 83)
Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia, USA
Burial Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Plot Chapel South, Inside Level B, Crypt #5
Memorial ID 90614347 · View Source
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BIO: A self made man.
Served in the D.C. police department for 28 years before retiring in 1966 as a deputy chief. Mr. Aderholdt joined the department in 1938 as a beat cop. He then began a climb up the department's career ladder, nearly to the top, that was impressive to onlookers even as his success presented something of a conflict.
An outdoors-man at heart -- he power-boated, fished, hunted and was rated an expert marksman.
He first, worked as a police officer at St. Elizabeth's mental hospital and Washington DC Jail.
As a motorcycle officer purchased a dump truck and worked a second job hauling dirt to support his family.
Without a college degree he created a financial inventory strategy for the Washington D.C. Police department that would allow anyone at anytime to view the budget figures.
Became the Chief Financial Officer of the DC. Police Department. As D.C. was run by Congress, Ashely reported directly to Congress.

One day while walking down the street in DC with a friend, he laid eyes upon a beautiful young girl, Marjorie, he didn't even know her name but said to his friend, "That's the girl I'm going to marry!". And so he did and raised 3 beautiful daughters. Janice Marie, Carolyn and Elaine.

As a young man, was raised by his Step-Father Owen Thorne and mother on a farm in Ft. Washington, MD near the Potomac River (Fort Foote).
Held an annual Crab feast to bring family together.
Loved to hunt with his son-in-law Bennie Bradley. They had a strong bond together, like father and son. Ash got Bennie into the D.C. Police force. Loved to have a beer or two and discuss politics and the world.
Died of a heart aneurism in his house in Berryville, Clarke Co, VA.


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  • Created by: Michael Raymond
  • Added: 23 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90614347
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ashley Arden “Ash” Aderholdt (6 Jul 1913–31 Dec 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90614347, citing Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Michael Raymond (contributor 47805108) .