E. Briner Ashway, Jr.
Proud WWII Veteran -
E. Briner Ashway, Jr., age 98, of Silver Spring Township, died while surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Briner was born on August 13, 1920, in Chambersburg, to the late Elmer Briner Ashway and Nettie (Hicks) Ashway. Briner was the widower of Helen (Horton) Ashway to whom he was married for 63 years. In addition to his parents and wife, Briner is preceded in death by his daughter, Carolyn A. Chance.
Briner’s survivors include his two daughters: Judith A. Ashway of Massachusetts, Nancy D. Ashway, and her husband, David Webster, of Maryland; his son-in-law, Frederick C. Chance, of Middletown; his five grandchildren: Charles Christine, Jr., Craig Christine, Daniel Glenn, Hannah Glenn, Chelsea Faulkner; and his four great-grandchildren: Kalani Centeno-Glenn, Claire Christine, Alyson Christine, and Addison Gay.
Briner graduated from Chambersburg High School and from Gettysburg College in 1942 where he earned a bachelor of arts in business administration and an ROTC commission in the U.S. Army. He participated in the Normandy Invasion with the 1st Engineer Special Brigade and crossed France with Patton’s Third Army. Briner’s Army service awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, and several campaign medals. Briner was a charter member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, where he served two terms on the church council (including treasurer), organizer of the General Endowment Fund, and on other numerous committees. Briner was the founder of the accounting firm, Ashway, Haar, and Fuller, located in Camp Hill. He was a lifelong member of both the American Institute and the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and the West Shore CPA Group. Briner was a member of the West Shore Country Club since 1960, the American Legion since 1946, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cumberland County Historical Society, and honorary member of the Beaufort Hunt.
Briner’s family will be celebrating his life privately. Burial in Rolling Green Cemetery in Camp Hill will be at the family’s convenience.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in celebration of Briner’s life can be made to the Ashway Family Endowment Fund, c/o Grace Lutheran Church, 1610 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
Briner’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Briner’s full obituary, view his photograph, and sign his official guest book at Buhrig.com.
Ashway Family Endowment Fund
Care of: Grace Lutheran Church, 1610 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill PA 17011