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John C Ashelman

January 7, 1940 ~ June 14, 2017 (age 77)
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John C. Ashelman, age 77, of Milford, beloved husband of Irene Oakley Ashelman, died on June 14, 2017 surrounded by his family.  John was born in Unityville, PA on January 7, 1940 to the late Conrad and Martha Sherwood Ashelman.  He was a truck driver for Carolina Freight and later for ABF Freight.  After retirement he worked at Kennedy Trucking and Mauro Motors.  He was also a member of Teamster Local 443 in New Haven.  John enjoyed socializing with friends at the Athenian diner and going out to dinner.  In addition to his wife Irene, survivors include his children: Kathy Lou Robinson (Jeff) of Northford, William Ashelman (Rose) of Guilford, step-children; Kathleen Cadilek (Arthur) of Oxford, Laurie Vitale (Lyle) of West Haven, William Ott (Laurie) of Milford and Daniel Ott (Tammi) of Stratford, 12 grandchildren, siblings, Karen Stanfil, John and Frank Kriss all of AZ.  Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Thursday, June 22nd at 11:00 am in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Avenue, Hamden.  Arrangements are entrusted with The Gregory F Doyle Funeral Home, Milford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the National Kidney Foundation.  To leave an online condolence, please visit

Charitable donations may be made to:

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street, New York NY 10016

American Heart Association
1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville NJ 08691-4183

 Service Information

Memorial Mass
June 22, 2017

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
2819 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Private Interment

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