Harold “Hal” Joseph Asher
Mr. Harold Joseph Asher, 76, of Surprise Arizona went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2019 in Surprise, Arizona of natural causes. He was born on a particularly frigid day on December 21, 1943 to Bernard and Leana Asher in Brooklyn, New York. The frigidness of that day however did not penetrate his personality; if anything it warmed him into the kind and caring person that he was. Harold, known affectionately by his wife Linda Asher as “Hal”, enlisted in the US Marine Corps at the age of 18. During his time in the service he served as a radio technician and received the honor of a “Good Conduct Medal”. After his time in the Marine Corps Harold became a self-employed accountant whose top priority was to make sure his customers where well taken care of.
Harold was a sweet and gentle soul who was always trying to make others laugh with his jokes. His personality could fill any room he walked into. Harold was a lover of animals and his dogs were always treated as members of his family. His wife would say, “No outfit was complete without a little dog hair on it.” He was a man of many interests and activities. He started a Ham Radio Club in Ahwatukee, was a member of the Elks Club and was an avid member of the local poker club. Harold’s absence will be felt not only by his family, but by his friends and community members.
Harold is survived by his wife, Linda Asher; daughters, Tracy Shank (Albert), and Terri Hardison (Josh); stepson, Christopher Burns; and five grandchildren, Cynthia Burns, Andrew Shank, Isaac Hardison, Makenzey Shank and Julian Hardison. He is preceded in death by his parents and his six adoring dogs. A private memorial service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetary of Arizona on December 13th 2019 at 10:30 AM. Those that knew Harold are invited to join his family in honoring him. Condolences for the family may be left at www.SimplyCremationAZ.com.