Mr. Dante Valentino Asci
“Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow never comes. When you wake up in the morning it is today again.” – Dante V. Asci
Dante Valentino Asci was born April 12, 1929, in Malden, Mass., and died March 11, 2014. After serving four years in the Navy, he attended Boston University on the GI bill. He retired from Northeast/Delta Airlines after 30 years of service.
It is rare in life to meet someone who impacts every single person they meet, whether it is just for one moment or for a lifetime. Dante Valentino Asci was that person. He exuded joy and happiness, and people were naturally drawn to him, and he was drawn to them. He lived his life as if each day was a gift, each new person he met was a friend, and each moment was to be appreciated and celebrated. For Dante, being a husband and father was his most important job on Earth, and he was extraordinary at both. His kindness and compassion to others, no matter who they were, are just some of the great legacies he leaves for his family. He was the happiest man in the world, and it took so little for him to maintain that happiness. For Dante, happiness was simply a beautiful day on the golf course, time spent with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends, great food of any kind, good conversation and laughter. His life touched and taught not only his family but every single person he came in contact with, no matter how brief a time. His was indeed a life well-lived. We can't imagine the world without his bright little light, but we will honor him by speaking his name often, and always with love, by practicing the kindness and compassion he taught us, and by never taking one moment on this Earth for granted. We stand together as a family thankful to have had his guidance, patience, and ever-lasting love. He will never be forgotten, and will live on in each of us.
“My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Clarence B. Kelland
Mr. Asci was predeceased by his daughter, Maria Bellville; and granddaughters, Jessica Hartley, and Jessica Perkins Means. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Manion Asci; his children, Joyce Dolan (Jay), William Asci (Angela), Mary-Ella Hartley (Tim), Rosanna Asci, Catherine Whitworth (Steve), Laura Brown (Chris DeMarco), Peter Asci (Marti), Donald Asci (Michelle), Terry Brown; grandchildren, Chris Perkins (Denise), Johanna Miller (George), Elizabeth Asci, Michelle Asci (Harper Harris), Nicole Asci, Joseph Hartley (Leslie), Joshua Hartley (Jasmine), Jacob Hartley (Tiffani), John-Paul Hartley, Jared Hartley, Jenna Hartley, Andrew Hill, Anthony Asci, Mike Whitworth (Monica), Matt Whitworth (Mendy), David Whitworth, Kenneth Slaven Jr., Nicholas Brown, Rachel Brown, Isabella Asci, Dante Asci, Gian Asci, Francesca Asci, Pier-Giorgio Asci, Katerina Asci; great-grandchildren, Freddy Means, Jake Means, T.J. Hartley, Allie Hartley, Madden Hartley, Lillie Hartley, Josh Hartley, Evelyn Hartley, Olivia Hartley, Jake Hartley, Anna Hartley, Roman Whitworth, Ansleigh Whitworth, Ethan Whitworth, Aiden Whitworth. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Asci; nephew, Robert Asci; niece, Marilyn Ashour; and his beloved dog, GiGi.
Funeral services for Mr. Dante Valentino Asci will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City. Interment will follow in Camp Memorial Park in Fayetteville. Friends may visit the family on Friday, March 14 from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Heritage Funeral Home, 1512 Williamson Road, Griffin, GA 30224 is in charge of arrangements. www.heritagefhgriffin.com