Edward G. Asbury, 81 of Cape Coral, passed from this life Sept. 26, 2013.
He was born Aug. 13, 1932, to Margaret Shaw Asbury and Edward M. Asbury in Pitcairn, Pa.
Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he served for four years. On July 14, 1951, he married Bette Stewart, his high school sweetheart. Following his discharge, he enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh where he studied at night while partnering with his dad in his father's businesses which were related to building heavy construction equipment and underground mining machinery marketed world wide.
Edward G. Asbury
In 1966, Mr. Asbury became the sole owner of these enterprises renaming the company Asbury Industries Inc. While continuing with that business, he bought and operated a small airport in Jeanette, Pa.
During all these years, he was active in community service including volunteering with Boy Scouts of America, a life member of the VFW, member of Moose and Elk Lodges, as well as American Legion in addition to being a 32nd Degree Mason.
In 1985, he sold his businesses and retired to Bokeelia on Pine Island. He was active there in the service organizations and, with his wife, travelled to a large portion of the U.S., plus numerous overseas trips. Because of increasing health problems, he and Bette relocated to Gulf Coast Village in July 2012.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bette, as well as his children, Marc Asbury of Texas and Debbe Corbett of Montana; grandchildren, Cassandra Farr, Garrett Asbury, Alanna Absher, Mac Asbury, Guy Asbury; and great-granddaughter, Sophia Farr. Additional survivors include his sisters, Margaret Haight and Barbara Cavallin.
A memorial service for Ed was held at Gulf Coast Village Oct. 11.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested in his name to The Wounded Warriors Project (woundedwarriors-project.org) or 877-958-2233 in Cape Coral.