April 29, 1961 - February 3, 2018

Middletown, NY

William J. Ashton entered into eternal rest at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY, on February 3, 2018. William, whom his friends always called "Bill," was always a very kind friend, always willing to lend a helping hand. As an active member of Crossroads Church in Middletown, NY, Bill participated in studies of the Holy Bible, and proclaimed his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Bill, formerly of Highland Falls, NY, studied computer language and accounting at Orange County Community College. He was employed for many years at the Times Herald Record as a machine operator, placing special sections in the newspaper, and stuffing envelopes with bills for advertisers. His hobby was electronics, evidenced by his collection of a variety of them.

Bill was very much a family man. He is survived by his mother, Estella of Highland Falls, NY, his sister, Marianne Murray and her husband Keith, and their daughter, Hannah, of Port Jervis, NY, his cousins, David Kelsey and his wife, Chris, of New Hartford, NY, Warren Rice and his wife, Margaret, of Arizona, and Carolyn Sine, of West Virginia. He was predeceased by his father, John Ashton.

A memorial service will held at Crossroads Church, 175 County Route 78, Middletown, NY 10940, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 17. The Reverend David Billings will officiate. Memorial contributions may be sent to the church in William's name.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morse Funeral Home Inc. 33 Railroad Ave. Middletown NY 845-343-6918 www.morsefuneralhome.com