Brothers Paul & Brian Ash Thank The Community For Their Support Following Passing Of Their Mother

thank youThe following are two letters submitted to TLS following a recent reader-submitted letter regarding the passing of the wife of Wachovia Bank teller Bill Ash. The first letter is from the eldest son of Bill, Paul Ash, which reads as follows: Hello everyone. Thanks so much. I’m the eldest son who sent the original letter. I’m perfectly happy it was shared here, and also my great thanks to all who commented to and about my dad. It gives me significant comfort to know he has such a community around him while I’m living 3000 miles away. Thanks again to everyone.


The following second letter is from another son, Brian Ash:

My brother Paul sent the original message, and he assures me he is very happy to have his email shared with the entire community.

He and I were overwhelmed by the support shown by so many people in the community, either by offering specific assistance or just stopping over for a shiva visit. My brother and I both live far away, and during our visit and meeting all of you, we both felt a sense of relief and reassurance (and quite frankly, awe) at the support he was and would continue to receive from the Lakewood and surrounding community.

Similar to my brother, I too would like to make the offer that if anyone ever needs help that I can offer, please do not hesitate for a moment to contact me. I am a physician in Brookline (near Boston), and would be more than happy to provide advice or assist family or friends of yours to navigate the medical system up this way.

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  1. Bill, you are a great man and a true example of what it means to show a smile to others. In the bank, even when she was in the hospital you always had a smile. Keep strong. Were here for you.

  2. Wow Wow Wow! The Response Of Bill’s Children Of An Offer To Help Us Is Amazing. Truly Indicative Of A Solid Upbringing. I Assure You Your Mother Is Reaping Much Benefit In Heaven From Your Beautiful Offers! May God Bless You Two.

  3. agree. Bill you and your wife of blessed memory must have done a great job bringing up your kids, from there letters they really sound like mentshin. May you have joy from them and from all your family.

  4. Paul abd Brian, thanks alot for your nice offers. Im sure your mother is looking down from above and is very proud of you guys. As im sure you know, your dad is really a strong kind person, thats why so many people feel in his and your lose. We truly wish you guys and your dad comfort from this big lose. May you all have the courage and strength to continue on.

  5. Bill, thanks for all what you do for us – and always with a nice smile. Let me know if there is anything we can do for you. Keep the spirit up !!

  6. Bill, What was her hebrew name ? So we can give charity in her merit, and study for her merit ? Also any specific charity organization you would like us to give to ? Keep strong !!! We are behind you.

  7. Thanx, Ash bros. For ur kind words. It’s clear the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Just like Dad is a nice, kind man, so are you guys. It’s a pleasure dealing w/ him in the bank a breath of fresh air just to shmooz w/ him as he shares his valuable insights on various issues. May you continue to go in his ways and make him & ur Mom ob”m proud for many years. (Saying a kaddish once in a while would make them even prouder !!) Good Luck. David (Heaven Swept)

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