In Memory

Stephen Perry Ash

Stephen Perry Ash was born on December 17, 1947 and died peacefully with his beloved family by his side on March 6, 2016. He is predeceased by his mother, Norma Ash and father, Raymond Ash. He is survived by his life partner of 44 years, Crissy Ash; his three children, Michael Ash (daughter-in-law Kari Jo Ash), Patricia Ash Moore (son-in-law Dr. William Moore) and John Ash and his five grandchildren, Ava, Lillian and John George Ash and Stephen and Matthew Moore. Stephen was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He graduated from Palo Verde High School where he was a competitive gymnast. He went to the University of Arizona where he met and married Crissy, the love of his life. After college Stephen had a successful career as a real estate investor and developer. Stephen was a humble, strong man who saved two lives during the course of his life. He saved a man who was choking and rescued a man from a burning house. In honor of his true character, Stephen's family will carry on his legacy of generosity and compassion, love of family and goodness of heart. We say goodbye to our loving companion, father, papa and uncle. Rest in Peace Steve/Dad/Papa and Uncle Steve. We will always miss you, and you will remain in our memories and hearts forever. We are grateful for the extraordinarily compassionate care given to Stephen while he was hospitalized at University Medical Center Diamond ICU 3 West. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to them. A private family service will be held to honor Stephen. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Tucson Symphony or the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

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03/13/16 12:11 PM #1    

James Lind Bailey

Steve was a great, great guy. Good looking, smart, kind, amicable, and humble. I enjoyed hanging out with him on the UofA campus. When he was still unattached, we find a place in the winter sun, and watch the ladies go by. I remember that he was always a Gentleman, and had a genuine interest in other people - and drew them out. A great loss!


It is so, so sad. I was trying to connect with Steve to talk about the reunion - and now, this morning - this notice!



03/14/16 10:50 PM #2    

Barry Charles Dickerson

I echo Beau's comments about Steve.  Steve and I were team mates on the gymnastic team for four years.  Steve was a great athlete, friend and mentor.  He was always supportive of whatever accomplishments I achieved as a fellow gymnast.  We reconnected at the 20th reunion where my wife and I met Crissy, who was the light of his life.  We caught up on our lives since graduation and revelled in his son's accomplishments who was playing basketball for Lute Olsen.  I, like Beau, was hoping to see him at the reunion. 

Steve, you will be missed.‚Äč

Barry Dickerson





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