On Sunday, August 2nd, Ashton Dean Gambino, loving brother, and son passed away at the age of 21.
Ashton was born on December 21, 1998. He spent his toddler years in Georgia and moved to Texas, Chicago, and eventually back to Georgia.
He graduated from Savannah Country Day School in 2017. He attended LSU and GSU for a year and a half. He spent the last 8 months working with Pepsi as a reset coordinator and loved the team he worked with.
Ashton was athletic, compassionate, and loved the outdoors. He was known for his infectious smile, big blue eyes, and his kind and compassionate spirit. Ashton spent most of his most recent days with his dog Diesel and playing with his collection of Kendamas.
Ashton was preceded in death by his grandmother, JoAnn Parker Gambino and niece, Deana Gambino. He is survived by his mother, Amy Dallas Gambino; father AJ Gambino III; brother, Garrison Cole Gambino; grandparents, Bob and Linda Dallas; AJ Gambino Jr.; aunt, Becky Clark; uncles, Troy Gambino; Jim Clark; cousins, Hanna and Emma Clark and Ryder Joe Gambino.
A celebration of Ashton’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.
To view a live stream of the service, please go to https://vimeo.com/444627749 and use the password, Family.
Social distancing and the wearing of masks is encouraged for the safety of everyone attending.
I'm so sorry to hear about Ashton. He was a great guy and a good friend during high school. It's hard to believe that he's gone. He left us too soon.
- Peter Kronowitz, Savannah, GA
Amy and A.J., I am at a loss for words at your loss. I am sorry, praying for you all.
- John Beasley Sr., Claxton, Ga
AJ, Amy & Cole, we are so very sorry for you loss. Mitchell and I are keeping all of you in our hearts and prayers.
- Rhonda and Mitchell Bass, Statesboro , GA
Amy, AJ & Cole, so very sorry to hear about Ashton. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Doug&Tammie Williams, Logan&Clair Lewis, Reidsville, GA
Amy, AJ and Cole, We are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for peace and comfort for you in the coming days .
- Terry and Shana Callaway , Claxton, Ga
AJ, Amy and Cole, please know that your family is in our prayers. Words can't begin to express our sorrow. May God surround you with His unfailing love!
- Glen and LeeAnne Dasher, Statesboro, GA
I’m so sorry to hear the news. I was lucky enough to meet Ashton at Blue Ridge in late winter of 2019.
- Greg de Torony, San Diego, CA
I am so very sorry for your family's loss. Praying!
- Crystal Ayala, Claxton, Ga
Amy and AJ, I am so sorry for the loss of your son, Ashton. Prayers and love for you both and your family.
- Kelly Cook Thompson, Munday , Texas
AJ, Amy, and Cole, please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
- Brian, Tammy, Blake, Kaleb, and Anna Shuman, Collins, Georgia
Sending prayers of strength to help get you through this tough time.
- Jeremiah W Harris, Warm Springs, GA
We are so sorry to hear this news. We will always remember the fun times we had with your boys and family in Naperville. Ashton’s sweet face will never be forgotten by us. Saying prayers for all of you.
- The Dickson Family , Naperville , IL
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you. Ashton will be missed terribly by our PepsiCo family.
- Mark Begley, Guyton, GA
We were so sorry to hear about your precious loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Lynn Watson and Lori Burnam (Aden's Minit Market), Douglas, Ga
AJ your in my prayers my friend. I am so sorry to hear about your loss
- Rick Howard, Richmond Hill , Georgia
Very sorry to read about the passing of your son may he rest in peace.
- Jim Bruner, Knoxville, TN
Amy, AJ and Cole, We are so very sorry for your loss. We have so many fond memories of Ashton and Todd. A young life lost way too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
- Holly & Tim Edgar, Cobbtown , Ga
Heartbroken for you and the loss of this wonderful young man.
- DJ Queenan, Savannah, GA
He was a Joy to work with, will miss that smile when he came in the office. My Prayers are with the family.
- Sandra, Savannah
Amy, AJ, and Cole, our hearts are breaking for all of you. There just aren't any words...Ashton will be missed by all and left way too soon. I remember the weekly play dates when the boys were little, and of course, all of the football practices and games. Ashton had such a sweet face and was loved by many. He definitely will be missed and sending prayers.
- The Ryan Family, Naperville, IL
AJ, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these times. Let me know if you need anything.
- Heather Dooley , Jacksonville, FL
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
- Linda Lawrence, Cedartown, Georgia
I am so sorry for your loss. Ashton was such a great person. Praying for your family in these days to come.
- Kaitlin Durrence, Glennville , Georgia
So very very sorry to hear this sad news.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family...... Bill Walker Planet H2O, LLC
- Bill WALKER, ROSWELL, GA
R I P young man, you were far to young.
- Susie Treat, Westfield, Pa
AJ, Amy, & Cole, we are so shocked & sorry for your loss! Ashton was a handsome guy with an infectious smile that touched many lives! Please know we are praying for your family during this time and we love y’all very much! God bless you, dear friends!
- David and Dedra Greene, Bellville , GA
AJ and Amy, my heart is just breaking for you and your family. You will continue to be in my prayers.
- Audrey Lewis, Claxton, GA
A.J, I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss. you and your Family are in our thoughts and Prayers.
- Glenn Jemison, Birmingham, AL
I remember your family from when your boys attended PCA. I am so sorry for your loss.May God Bless You and Keep you!
- Terri Blocker & Tori, Glennville , GA
I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family & that God will give you strength & comfort in the days ahead.
- Al & Melanie Durrence, Glennville , Georgia
AJ, Amy and Cole, we are so sorry for your loss! We have shared many great memories between our families! We love you and are praying for you all!!
- Dwayne, Marie, Levi and Logan Blizzard, Claxton , GA
Sorry to hear about the loss of Ashton. Prayers for the Gambino family.
- Johnny Hardin, Cedartown, GA
Our hearts are heavy for all of you - sending so much love and prayers.
- Diane & David McWhorter, Houston, Texas
AJ, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Ashton. There are no words I can use to help ease the pain you and your family must be going through. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and if there is anything I can do for you and your family, please let me know.
- Eleanor Dozier, Atlanta, GA
Praying for all of you. May God bless you during this time.
- Tena Bell, Bellville , Ga.
We're so very sorry to hear about Ashton. Our hearts are heavy for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
- Nicki Webber & Eric Druker, Savannah, GA
We are so terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your son. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Keith & Cindy Hall
- Keith & Cindy Hall, Richmond Hill, GA
Heartfelt sympathy and many prayers go out to all of you
- Cindy Gambino Guerrero, Houston, Texas
May God give you and your family peace. Prayers are with you.
- Hope McClellan, Atlanta, GA
May you find some measure of solace during this difficult time.
- Robin Russell-Tacka , Millerton , PA
AJ, Amy, & Cole, we are so sorry to hear about Ashton. Please know that we are praying for all of you.
- Sean, Melinda, & Fox Collins, Collins, Ga
My prayers are with you and your family at this time of your loss.
- Sapp and Green, Savannah, GA
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. He will he missed by so many- especially his Savannah Pepsi family.
- Shannon Moses, Beaufort , SC
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your family.
- The Forest Family, Naperville, IL
AJ, Amy, and Cole it is heart wrenching to hear about Ashton. We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this incredibly difficult time. He and Cole are such great kids. Ashton was taken way too soon. May God bless all of you. The Granato’s
- Granato, Naperville , Illinois
Gambino’s, Ashton was my best friend when we lived next to each other. The countless amount of laughs and fun we had together is insurmountable. I’m sorry to hear about your loss. He will be missed greatly. My families thoughts and prayers are with you all. - The Granato Family
- Joe Granato, Naperville , IL
AJ, Amy and Cole, my deepest sympathy for all of you at this time. My prayers are with you all.
- Don Davis, Metter, Georgia
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family as you heal your hearts. Denise
- Denise R Register, Dublin, GA
A.J Amy and Cole My heart hurts for you all, I will hold Ashton close to my heart in prayers just like I do for my son, may God hold you close Love Aunt Kathy Gambino Couts
- Kathy Gambino Couts, LaPorte, TX
My thoughts of peace are with you during this time.
- Dallas Monroe, Dallas, Texas
AJ & Amy, so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
- RIck and Cheryl Floyd, San Antonio, Tx
Amy & AJ, I cant even begin to express my deep heart felt regret for you all and your family! You and your family are in our prayers.
- Glen Cronin, Cypress, Texas
I am so sorry. I can't even begin to understand what this must feel like. Ashton was an amazing kid who brought me and many others much joy. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
- Jack Thacher, Savannah, GA
AJ, Amy, and Cole, we are so sorry to hear about Ashton. Please know you are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.
- Fineran, St. Simons Island , GA
Amy and AJ, I am deeply saddened by the news of such unimaginable loss. Prayers, love and heartfelt condolence to you and your family.
- David Fenner, Missouri City, TX
Sad news. My thoughts are with the Gambino family.
- Anthony Richards, Bandera, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Gambino I am so sorry for your loss. Ashton was truly one of the nicest souls I have ever come across and to say he had an impact on my life would be an understatement. I will never forget the times we shared as friends and the memories we made and lessons learned together. He is and always will be forever in my thoughts.
- Ben Edwards, Savannah, Ga
Amy, AJ and Cole, I pray that you will find peace. I can't begin to imagine your loss.
- Sonja Henry, Thunderbolt, GA
I’m terribly sorry to hear the news. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers.
- Jack Richards, College Station , Texas
AJ and Amy - Nancy and I are so sorry for your loss. Ashton was a good baseball player and an even better friend to Michael during their time at Country Day. Your time with Ashton was short, but I am sure it was treasured. Ashton and your family are in our thoughts today. David & Nancy Turton
- David & Nancy Turton, Savannah, Georgia
AJ, Amy, Cole, and Family - Our hearts and prayers are with you. May he rest in peace.
- Amy Galvan, Rosenberg, Texas
I am so sorry for your loss, Ashton was an incredible person and even greater friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Ciara Perfetti, Flower Mound, Texas
The service this morning was a great way to honor such a wonderful young man. Ashton will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
- Kate Templeton, Savannah, GA
What a beautiful service for Ashton. He will always be with you in your heart and souls. Love you all, Holly
- Holly Bott, Canyon Lake, Texas
Amy and family, my heart goes out to you at this time of loss. Wayne and I have been thinking of you and praying for you.
- Vondean Williams, Garden City, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Celebration of Life
- 11:00 a.m. on Sat, August 08, 2020
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- Family Will Receive Friends
- 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Sat, August 08, 2020
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406