Joyce Ashley

In her own words: On July 1, Joyce Ashley, after a long life full of love, adventure, and deep friendships with fascinating people, died at home of pancreatic cancer. She was 93 years old. Except for 15 years when she lived in Los Angeles, Joyce was a lifelong New Yorker. She leaves behind, with great gratitude, the love of her life, her daughter, Julie Leff (Charles Douthat), her cherished grandchildren Sarah Chostner (Ben), Anni Denzel (Christopher), Jenny Satinover (Alex Wilson), and great grandchildren Aviva and Nathan Chostner and Mae and Sadie Denzel, her dear brother Lewis (“Buzzy”) Hochberg, and the wonderful people with whom she had the good fortune to work during her rich years as a Jungian analyst. Her gratitude also goes to Edith Garcia for her many years of warm and caring service, and to the many people who helped her through the last two difficult years – Jerry Gliklich, MD, Eileen O’Reilly, MD, Paul Hamlin, MD, Therese Deierlein, AuD, and Ro Mosquera and the other wonderful nurses who took such good care of her.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the research of Dr. Eileen O’Reilly at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Services will be private.


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