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Robert George Ashcom

December 22 , 1938 - January 23 , 2024

Robert George Ashcom

December 22 , 1938 - January 23 , 2024


Sunday, January 28, 2024

2:00 ~ 8:00 PM

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Monday, January 29, 2024

Instate 9:30 AM

Mass 10:00 AM

St. Cyprian Catholic Church



ASHCOM, Robert G., age 85, of Riverview, January 23, 2024. Robert was the beloved husband of Joann Ashcom for 63 wonderful years. Loving father of Suzanne (Thomas) Sorovetz, Julia (Peter) Donnelly, and Robert (Lisa) Ashcom. Dearest grandfather of Ashleigh (Peter) Kawinski, Robert (Kate Richardson) Ashcom, Ryan Donnelly, Thomas (Kariann Mengelle) Sorovetz, Austin Donnelly, David Ashcom, and Rachel Donnelly. He is survived by his sister Patricia (Robert) Winston. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Edna, and his sister Jacquelyn Crum. Robert led a very interesting and unique life. From everything he accomplished, to what he was interested in. Robert was a proud US Navy Veteran, and was a Naval Officer in 1961 on the USS Saufley, Destroyer 465 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1964 he was honorably discharged from the Navy.  After graduating high school, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, and graduated in 1961 with his BBA. From there, he went on and attended his studies in Economics at the University of Detroit with his MBA. After being discharged from the Navy, and completing his studies, he worked for Ford Motor Company in different management positions, and later retired in 1994. Even after retirement, he still went on and worked for Michigan State University from 1995 to 1998 as a consultant. Aside from Robert’s studies and work, he and his wife, Joann loved to travel, and has visited Rome many times. He and Joann sang for Pope Benedict, a mass at St. Peter's Basilica and Carnegie Hall in a choir. Robert’s hobbies included, hunting, sports, being a member of the Riverview Chapter Knights of Columbus at St. Cyprian and most of all, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, he was so proud of them. If you knew Robert, you know the love he had for his country, his witty sense of humor, and always giving back to his community, family, and friends when he was able to. Robert will be eternally loved, missed and remembered.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angela Hospice or Wounded Warriors. 


  • Julie, Peter and family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at the sad time. Lia & Eoin Lia Burke
  • Joann & Ashcom family, my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Bob was a wonderful man, an asset to our graduating class of 1956 and a great team mate on the Yellow Jackets squad. His success in life and as a family man was not surprising. Thomas Balog
  • Very sorry for your loss, he left a wonderful legacy in his family. Keeping you in our prayers. Scott Gilhool
  • Be assured of my prayerful support for your dad, you, and your family. Brother Bob Livernois, CSC
  • Such a beautiful family and legacy of love. My sincere condolences in the loss of Robert. His kindness and character will be treasured! Rebecca Cullen
  • Julie, Sue, Bobby and Joann, my deepest condolences. Your dad and husband played a big part in my memories of our most awesome street. Pretty darn close to Mayberry! The families that travel together stay together. May God bring you all comfort now that he is with his Lord And Savior. Robin Foster

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