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Bertram J. Askwith, Harrison Resident, Bus Service Founder, 104

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HARRISON, N.Y. -- Bertram James Askwith, of Harrison, died Monday, June 1, in New York City. He was 104.

Askwith, who was known as Bert, was born in Battle Creek, Mich., in 1911, to Herbert and Margaret (Long) Askwith.

A graduate of the University of Michigan in 1931, Askwith was the founder and president of Campus Coach Lines, where he continued to work full-time until his death. He was also the founder and president of Campus and Pocono Travel Service of New York City and White Plains.

Askwith was a long-time board member of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, a founding member of the Jewish Community Center of Harrison, and a member of the Armonk Tennis Club.

He was also a founder of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City, and a National Campaign board member for the University of Michigan.

His wife of nearly 60 years, Miriam Teidor, died in 2001.

He is survived by three children: Patti Kenner of New York City, Dennis Askwith of Gaithersburg, Md., and Kathy Franklin of New York City; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Sharon Gardens in Valhalla

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