In Memory

Thomas Aishton

Thomas Aishton





Tom Aishton, 68, from Newark, Ohio died on February 28, 2017 after a 5 year battle with stomach cancer.

Tom lived in Ohio, Summerville SC and Northfield, NJ. He worked for 38 plus years for Battelle Memorial Institute as a research engineer having degrees in Aeronautical, Astronautical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University. His most recent job, before retiring was in conjunction with the FAA in bomb detection.

Newark, Ohio is where Tom began his love of all things aeronautical. He spent his teenage years in Newark with the Civil Air Patrol and then left for Ohio State University in Columbus. He was a member of many organizations including several professional engineering organizations, The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Gilda's Club and Christ Episcopal Church, the latter two were where he received tremendous support during his illness.

A devoted family man, Tom is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marilyn Harris, his son, Barry Aishton, his sister Barbara Aishton, his niece Kate Aishton and many cousins.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 10th, from 6-8pm at the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, 1707 New Rd., Linwood, NJ and again on Saturday, March 11th from 10 -11am at the Christ Episcopal Church, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ. Services will follow at 11am. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Fund, Gilda's Club of South Jersey, ACLU or Earth Justice.

Published in the Advocate on Mar. 7, 2017

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03/08/17 10:59 AM #6    

Robert Mathis

 Always a gentleman. Kindness and thoughtfulness were conveyed in his warm smile. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. --Bob Mathis 

03/08/17 02:59 PM #7    

Susan Baker (Warren)

He was the sweetest guy. So sorry to hear.

03/08/17 06:28 PM #8    

William "Greg" Adkins

So sorry to hear this!! Prayers for his family and friends in this very sad time!!



03/08/17 08:32 PM #9    

Robert Foulk

Very sad to read this and know of his long struggle.  Such a truly warm, accepting, all around nice person.  My thoughts are with his family and the no doubt many who counted him as a friend.

03/09/17 07:47 AM #10    

Melvin Ree Jr.

Sorry to hear this news.  He was always one of the easiest to get along with people I knew.  I was working at Battelle when Tom started there in the 70's and we ran into each other in a deep hidden hall way and laughed it was like walking the halls at NHS.

03/09/17 04:35 PM #11    

Barry West

I've known Tom since 4th Grade. Greg Houser, Tom and I played little league football in the North Newark League. Tom was always a fun, gentle person.  Very smart and a Wonderful guy.  I am so sorry to hear of his passing.  Our loss here on earth is the Lord's gain.  My thought and prayers go out to Tom's family.


03/10/17 10:31 AM #12    

Karol Wovries (Eckle)

So very sorry to hear about Tom. I didn't know him well, but he was always friendly.  RIP Tom.  You earned it.


03/10/17 11:24 AM #13    

Candida Eshelman (Osborne)

So sorry to hear about Tom.Thoughts and prayers to his family.

03/10/17 03:53 PM #14    

Clark Trexel

Tom was my first friend.  I remember when they moved in to the house on Stare Road.  We were not even four years old.  We were great companions, built model planes and did lots of crazy experiments.  We fancied ourselves scientists and then, he really was.   He is very much on my mind these days. 

03/18/17 11:48 PM #15    

Martha Twinem (Colpitts)

I remember Tom well. He always had a smile for everyone.  So sad to hear of his struggle with cancer and his death.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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