Raymond Ashkenis, 86 , of Whiting, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood. Born in Bayonne, he lived in Middletown before moving to Whiting 12 years ago. Raymond worked for Standard Brands, Hoboken, NJ, with Inventory Control for many years. He later was employed as a store clerk for Foodtown, Toms River, until his retirement in 1992. He was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Whiting and a member of the Ceramics Club. He was a Veteran of WW II serving in the United States Navy. Raymond was an avid Mets and Giants fan and above all, was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his cherished family
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Marie on May 19, 2012 and his parents, David and Jean Ashkenis. Surviving are a son Raymond Ashkenis of Toms River; his daughter Mary Jean Priller and her husband Michael of Antioch, IL; his grandchildren Jessica, Justin, and Nicholas Ashkenis, Jon and Chris Longyhore, and Colby Priller; daughter-in-law Donna Ashkenis; brother-in-law and sister-in-law George & Patricia Milne of Neptune; and many caring nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St. Toms River. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012, 11:00 am at St. Justin the Martyr RC Church, 975 Fischer Blvd., Toms River. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Middletown. Donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Condolences may be made by visiting www.andesonandcampbell.com.