David Astle, 23, Clemson graduate planned a career on Wall Street

December 11, 1997

Services for David Astle, who was killed in a traffic accident early Saturday on the Eastern Shore, will be held at 1 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis. He was 23.

He was a passenger in a car whose driver swerved to miss a deer, causing the car to overturn and eject Mr. Astle, who was not wearing a seat belt. He was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he died.

Mr. Astle had spent Friday deer hunting with friends and was returning to the friends' farm when the accident occurred about 2: 23 a.m. near Centreville in Queen Anne's County.

He was a native of Annapolis, where he lived with his parents. He was a 1992 graduate of the Severn School, where he was on the wrestling team and played varsity football his senior year.

He graduated cum laude this year from Clemson University with a degree in finance management.

According to his mother, Jayne Astle, an Anne Arundel County high school teacher, he was planning a career on Wall Street.

He enjoyed saltwater fishing and golfing.

Mr. Astle is also survived by his father, state Sen. John C. Astle; a brother, Jay C. Astle, in the Marine Corps; three uncles, David Astle of Burke, Va., Thomas Asher of Arnold and Robert Asher of Annapolis; an aunt, JoAnn Scott of Annapolis; and several cousins.

Pub Date: 12/11/97

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