SEARSPORT – Ronald L. Ashey, 66, passed away June 28, 2012, at Harbor Hill. He was born June 24, 1946, in Bangor, to Desmond and Clara (Morse) Ashey.
He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran and member of American Legion. He enjoyed being a school bus driver for the town of Searsport. He worked at Champion and did commercial painting. Ronald was a self-taught man and jack-of-all trades who could fix anything. He was a mechanic, had a small engine repair business and did some landscaping. He loved helping his neighbors, especially plowing for them.
He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Richard; brother-in-law, Richard; and two nephews, Steven and Gary. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carolyn "Carol" A. Ashey of Searsport; his sister-in-law, Barbara Ashey of Bucksport; his children, Renee L. Mehuren and husband, Jerry, of Searsport, Keith Ashey and significant other, Colleen, of Searsport; her siblings, Brianne, Brooke and Aaron; Craig Ashey of Prospect; his siblings, Eleane Street and husband, Fred, of Milford, Terry Ashey and wife, Gloria, of Verona Island, Leland Ashey and wife, Linda, of Searsport, Michael Ashey and wife, Donna, of Belfast; five grandchildren, Kristine and Kelsey Mehuren, Gabriel Ashey, Cameron and Caleb Ashey; many special nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as special friends in Maine and in Florida.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, with the Rev. Ken Davenport officiating. A graveside service will be held after the memorial service at Elmwood Cemetery, Route 1, Searsport. A celebration of life will be held after the graveside service at Searsport Lions Club, Back Searsport Road, Searsport. Donations may be offered, in lieu of flowers, in Ronald’s memory to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45290-0301 or American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. Online condolences may be offered to the family at