CLIFTON PARK, NY – Scott Ashton, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after taking ill at work. Born in Springfield, MA, he was the son of Lillian Thomas Ashton “Betsy” of Westfield, MA and the late Peter W. Ashton. He was a graduate of Westfield High School and attended Western New England College. Scott was employed as a machinist at the Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet and had previously been employed at ZAK Industries, Inc. in Watervliet.
He was a fan of NASCAR and professional football. Scott loved his family dearly and visited with them every other weekend, like clockwork. He had a great smile, a wonderful sense of humor and was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed one. His kindness and unselfishness was a gift and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He leaves his beloved mother, Betsy Ashton; devoted sister, Diana A. Como and her husband John of Westfield, MA; cherished nephew and niece, Collin and Lauren Hall, both of Westfield, MA and his uncle, George Aldrich of FL. He also leaves many dear friends in New York over the years.
Family and friends are invited for calling hours on Tuesday August 5th from 4 – 7 PM at the Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, Southwick, MA followed by a service at 7 PM in the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Scott’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place. Memphis, TN 38105-1905. www.forastierefuneralhome.com