Raymond J. Ashton 85, of The Villages, FL, passed away on July 30, 2022. Ray
was born in Rochester, NY on April 30, 1937. He graduated from The University
of Rochester with his mechanical engineering degree and worked at Xerox for 33
Raymond is preceded in death by his brother Jim, and his sisters May Leone
and Jean Palese.
Raymond is survived by his wife Nancy of 60 years, and his
children Bill (Anne), Karen and David (Sheri). He had six grandchildren John
(Maria), Peter (Maggie), Sarah (Matt) Fornof, Ben, Emily and Dylan. He also had
seven great-grandchildren, Emma, Brooks, Beckham, Bowen, Nora, Emmett and
Harper. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was a proud Eagle Scout and he loved to travel, play golf, bridge and spend time with his family and
friends. Sports was a huge part of his life and he loved all the Tampa Bay sports
teams. He played baseball and was drafted by the New York Giants but went to
college instead. He loved music and especially playing his piano. He will be
remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, papa, uncle and friend.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at The Churchill Street
Recreation center – 2374 Churchill Downs, The Villages, FL 32162 at 4:00 pm.