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Paul Ashley

March 29, 1971 — January 24, 2021

Paul Ashley

Paul Scott Ashley

Age 49 of Channahon and formerly of Joliet, passed away Sunday morning at 3:16 a.m. at Amita Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

Born March 29, 1971 in Oak Lawn, Illinois, Paul Scott is a son of Anne Marie (Czajka) Bombis. He was raised and educated in Chicago and attended Brother Rice High School.

Paul was an active member of Families of Faith Church in Channahon, and a fan of both the Chicago Cubs and Bears. A true outdoor enthusiast; Paul enjoyed hiking and kayaking with his wife Gretchen, as well as traveling and taking road trips.

Paul was a true selfless individual, and was always looking to help others. Above all, Paul cherished his beloved pets, and simply loved spending time with his family, as well as his church.

Survivors include his wife, Gretchen (nee Budde); mother, Anne Marie Bombis; daughters: Olivia Ashley and Christina (Brandon) Andreasan; three grandchildren: Jaxson, Tyler Jr. and Macauley; one sister, Michelle Bombis; his father-in-law, Mike (Kathy) Budde; mother-in-law, Diane (Joe) Twardak; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mike (Gina) Budde, Breanna Briar, Brittany Budde (Kory Webb), Lindsey (Devinder) Dhaliwal and Stephanie Twardak, and nieces and nephews: Travis, Kylee, Michael, Dominic and Adelyne.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Families of Faith Church, 24466 West Eames Street (US Route 6) in Channahon on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service and celebration of life at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Joe Pospischil will officiate, and cremation rites will be accorded at the conclusion of the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Paul’s memory to Families of Faith Church, P.O. Box 518, Channahon, Illinois 60410.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guestbook, upload photographs and share Paul’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes. ( 815-942-2500 )

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