Ash died Oct. 28, 2022, in Annapolis, Md., where he had lived for more than 50 years, practicing law first in Baltimore, then in a small Annapolis firm founded by he and his cousin. 

Born in Baltimore, he came to us from the Gilman School, dined at Colonial, majored in English, managed the lacrosse team, and roomed with Bill Butler, Bob MacNeille, Dave Ober, and Fran Strawbridge. A keen member of ROTC, he served two years as an artillery officer before earning a law degree and attending Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.

Ash and his family enjoyed what he liked to describe as “small town” life in Annapolis, with time well spent at Annapolis Yacht Club and the Gibson Island Club. Loved for his humor of many facets including the dramatic delivery of waggish jokes, he enjoyed etymology, classical music, and especially his daily ritual of The New York Times crossword puzzle, always timed and always in ink. He spent his later years writing poetry and short stories. 

Ash is survived by the two children and his wife from his first marriage. His second wife predeceased him just prior to his own death. The class sends its condolences to the family.

Class Year: 
Undergraduate Class of 1959