My grandfather was John Thomas Asay born 8-21-21 in Point Pleasant, NJ. He was a professional boxer and died at age 26 of Hodgkin's disease. His father was John Asay and mother Bridget Hannon Asay. Please share anything you may know. Where does the name Asay come from and how is it pronounced? My grandmother says "Ay-see" and my dad said "Ay-say"I grew up in Tennessee and have never heard of anyone else with my last name.