DEATH OF DANIEL ASAY.
NOTED ICE BOAT AND RACE HORSE ENTHUSIAST DEAD.
Mr. Asay Was in His 83d Year and He Had Lived at Red Bank Nearly All His Life--Death Was Due to a General Breakdown.
Daniel V. Asay, ice boat and race horse enthusiast, died Friday from a general breakdown at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Harrison of Mechanic street. Mr. Asay was one of Red Bank's oldest residents, being in his 83d year. He had been in poor health a long time and was confined to his bed the last five months.
Mr. Asay was born at Wrightstown, a son of the late Edward P. and Hannah VanNote Asay. He came to Red Bank with his parents eighty years ago and he had lived here ever since. He was a mason contractor. For many years he owned and sailed Zero, one of the champion iceboats of the North Shrewsbury ice boat and yacht club, of which he was a member. He owned several race horses and drove his own racers in events at Red Bank and Long Branch. He was a member of the Red Bank American Mechanics lodge.
He was twice married. His first wife, Mrs. Sarah E. Asay, died more than thirty years ago. His second wife, Mrs. Mary Asay, died three years ago last December. [Dec. 1926] Surviving him, besides Mrs. Harrison, are three other daughters, Mrs. Robert Pierce and Mrs. Thomas Ross of Red Ban and Mrs. John Weaver of Skillman. Two sisters and four brothers also survive him, they being Mrs. Lida Emmons, Edward F. and W. Burrowes Asay of Red Bank, Mrs. Lydia Woolley of Lakewood, William Asay of Asbury Park and George Asay of Ocean Grove. He also leaves several grandchildren.
Rev. Edward W. Miller of the Baptist church conducted the funeral Sunday afternoon at the late residence and burial was at Fair View cemetery. Mr. Asay's brother William of Asbury Park, who is 89 years old, attended the service. Members of the American Mechanics lodge and the North Shrewsbury ice boat and yacht club, including Arthur Baker, Eden S. Ewing, Reuben White, Edgar Bray and Edwin Stanton, were bearers.
Source: RED BANK REGISTER, MAY 7, 1930