Doris-Jean Ashman, 93

March 07, 2017

Doris-Jean Ashman, 93, of Juniper Village, Mount Joy and longtime resident of Lancaster, PA and Summit, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Pleasant View Retirement Community. Doris-Jean was born in Newark, NJ to the late Philip John Sievering and Neva Sarah (Croselmier) Sievering. Doris-Jean’s husband of 64 years, Alfred “Al” Owen Ashman, Jr. died in 2011.

DorisJean, affectionately also know as “DJ” and “Dottie”, graduated from Bucknell University in 1945 and ran the Summit Medical Center’s blood work lab for a short while. A homemaker and care-taker for most of her adult life, Doris-Jean was an avid Girl Scout leader, Regional Coordinator and Cookie Sale Chairperson for Essex County, NJ. She and her husband were avid bird watchers and loved participating in sports, especially tennis, golf, skiing, swimming, sailing, and camping. They square danced their way across the country at the Challenge Level. She and her husband moved to Lancaster in 1976 and she worked for Welcome Wagon in Lancaster County.

Doris-Jean is survived by her three daughters: Dorothy Ashman of Bloomsburg, Linda Ashman Burkhart (Ernie) of Eldersburg, Maryland, and Virginia Ashman Walsh (Michael) of Severna Park, Maryland; five grandchildren: Philip Shiva Mandel of Los Angeles, California; Benjamin Vishnu Mandel of Sausalito, California; Jacob Burkhart (Julie) of Pacifica, California; Alicia Burkhart Vogt (Anthony) of Jacksonville, Florida; Ian Christopher Gabriel Walsh (Eden) of Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and great-grandchild Leowen Burkhart of Pacifica, California. She was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Claire Coleman, and one brother, Philip John Sievering, Jr.

Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2 PM at Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home, 127 S. Broad St., Lititz, PA 17543. A viewing will be held from 1 to 2 PM at the funeral home. Interment will take place 12 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Towamensing Cemetery, Palmerton, PA.

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March 11, 2017

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Although I only saw Aunt DJ once a year at Christmastime, I always remember her smiling a lot & being a very pleasant, friendly person.  We greatly enjoyed her & Uncle Al’s hospitality.
The service today celebrating her life showed how much she influenced others & how much she was loved.  Her long llife was a great blessing to all who knew her.

March 11, 2017

You are missed, Doris-Jean. You made the world a brighter place. You inspire us and so many others.
Chad & Chelsea
Cause and Effects Fitness

March 11, 2017

Aunt DJ was such an extra special person.  We enjoyed and benefitted from her caring ever since we can remember.  We have happy memories of sharing holidays and OC vacations with her and Uncle Al and our cousins.  She was always friendly and positive.  She always seemed to know what was needed or who needed what at any family event.  We feel truly blessed to be part of the Ashman-Reid family memories!
Doug & Betsy

March 11, 2017

Condolences from long time neighbor, Carole Ashby

March 11, 2017

i miss you Doris-Jean. Xavier and I love you very much!
Tina Sypniewski 😀 

March 11, 2017

…a true lady who was always considerate of others…

March 10, 2017

“Those we have held in our armsfor a little while,we hold in our hearts forever.”
With Love

March 09, 2017

Blessings, grace and peace in this time of sorrow to each of you who mourn. May you come to the grace and joy that my “Aunt DJ” always shared with those close to her.
Lots of love,

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Lititz, PA
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