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229 North Fifth St.
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 373-4500
Fax: (610) 373-8449
Lionel  Asher

Lionel O. Asher

Thursday, December 13th, 1928 - Saturday, December 26th, 2020
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Lionel O. Asher age 92, peacefully passed away on December 26, 2020 at his home in Sinking Spring, PA.
Lionel was born in Reading, PA to Fred and Bessie (Levin) Asher on December 13, 1928. He was the founder and president of Argo Furniture Manufacturing Company. He also founded and served as President of the Deerfield Development Residential Home Builders. He enjoyed woodworking, drafting, horseback riding and helping others. Lionel will always be remembered for his kind, gentle spirit, love of his family and dry sense of humor.
He was a lifelong member of Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom in Wyomissing, PA.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Mary J. (Kurtz) Asher of Sinking Spring, PA. Son Elliott F. Asher and wife Stacey (DiGiacomo) Asher, loving granddaughters Katherine Asher and Elizabeth Asher of Haddonfield, NJ. Niece Francine Deutsch and Carole Leland of San Diego, CA. Niece Joanna (Makara) Deutsch, daughter Megan Deutsch and son Justin Deutsch of Brookville, MD. Cousin Marvin Levin and wife Joanna of Pittsburgh, PA. Cousin Dottsie (Levin) Zeif of California.
He is preceded in death by his sister Dorace (Asher) Deutsch, brother-in-law Arthur Deutsch and nephews Denis and Kerry Deutsch.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Lionel’s memory.
A memorial service to celebrate Lionel’s life will be held at a later date.
Henninger Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
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John B Sylvester

Posted at 12:36pm
Mary Jane & Elliott....I am sad to see this notice of Lionel's passing - there are many memories of him which I will appreciate including the notice reference to his 'sense of humor'....I pray your own memories will soften your loss while always treasuring his good will and demeanor....be well and know that your friends share in your sadness also....God Bless always.
John B Sylvester

Keith Hoffman

Posted at 10:40am
Mary Jane, I'm so very sorry to learn of Lionel's passing. I will miss our conversations together.
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Jeff Strause

Posted at 03:24pm
My sincere condolences to Mary Jane, Elliot and family. Lionel hired me part time while I was still in high school and full time upon graduating. I still quote him today when he once told me sometimes you have to open your mouth and nothing comes out of it.
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