The Obit For Ashley Gale

Ashley H. Gale

Published in the Charlotte Observer from 11/5/2008 - 11/7/2008

Mr. Gale died Monday, November 3, 2008 at the Carriage Club of Charlotte. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 7, 2008. Family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Mr. Gale was born on April 7, 1926 in Buffalo, NY. He was the son of the late Ashley Hardy Gale and Ruth Peuchen Gale of Wilson, NY. He was preceded in death by his three sisters.

After graduating from the Nicolls School in Buffalo, he attended Dartmouth College where he joined the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity, sang in the glee club and played baseball and basketball. After his freshman year, he volunteered for the US Navy serving in the South Pacific during WWII. Following the war he earned his BS from Hobart College.

Upon graduating he spent a year pitching for a farm team of the New York Yankees. From there he found his way to a 40 year career in the health care industry. He became an assistant hospital administrator at Self Memorial in Greenwood, SC.

In 1961, he joined the Duke Endowment in Charlotte and became the Director of the Hospital Division. During his years at the Duke Endowment he received the North Carolina Meritorious Service Award and the South Carolina Hospital Association Distinguished Service Award.

He served on numerous boards over the years including the United Way NC State Board, and the local Charlotte Board. After retirement, he volunteered as a tutor in the junior high public schools and with hospice.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Williams Gale of Charlotte and his daughters, Anne Osborne Long, Nancy Gaillard Osborne, and Ruth Gale Scott, all of Charleston, SC, and nine grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226, or the Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28206.

Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Boulevard.