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David Allen Ashley
(05-02-1955 - 08-10-2012)

David Allen Ashley, 57, of Elgin passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012. He was born on May 2, 1955 in Louisville, KY, the son of George Ashley & Joann (Schagene) Bray and Rollie Bray (stepfather).  David moved to Elgin as a child where his stepfather taught him the trade of window cleaning at an early age. He married the love of his life, Dawn, at the age of 38 and started Morningstar Window Cleaning Co. of Elgin, IL along side her. David never missed the "Window Cleaners Picnic" in Wisconsin yearly in July, meeting with some of his best trade friends, oh he never lost "The Sponge Throw". David was respected and adored by his many clients. David was a lifelong loyal fan of the Chicago Bears and Cubs. He loved gardening and going fishing with his daughters, nephews, and friends. David had mentored his nephews Rusty, David Elijah, Nicholas Aaron and good friend Victor who he loved dearly. He was an avid Christian, as he loved sitting in his van in the morning before work, belting out praise songs. David died at  Central DuPage Hospital, with his loving wife and daughter at his side.

Survivors include his adoring wife Dawn Mari, daughters, Stephanie Mari , Anastasia Aurora, and Christin Anna.
Rollie Bray (stepfather), and many nephews and nieces.
Brothers – George (Glenna) Ashley, Michael (Tammy) Bray, Darin (Tammy) Ashley, Rosemary (Tommy) Ashley, and Sherri (Travis) Purvis.
And his loving furry friends, Angel and Mango.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Ariel Elisabeth and sister, Karon.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 10:00  at the First Baptist Church, 1735 W. Highland Ave., Elgin. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family to be used for Christin’s college education fund.

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