Captain Charles W. Emmerling, age 68, of Clayton died Saturday, Nov. 15, at Samaritan Medical Center. The funeral mass will be Saturday, Nov. 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clayton at 11am, with Father Arthur LaBaff officiating.
Born April 16, 1946 in Rochester, NY, the son of Adolph and Bernadette Fink Emmerling. He graduated from Rush-Henrietta School and attended RIT.
He was a Certified Master Mechanic and Transmission Specialist. He was currently employed at French Creek Marina for the last 12 years.
Chuck belonged to the Holfield Rod & Gun Club in Bloomfield, NY, the Thousand Island Sportsman Club and Ducks Unlimited.
He enjoyed his bass boat and bass fishing, and all hunting. His hobbies also included building racecar motors for several years and he flagged Go-Kart races at Paradise Speedway in Charlotte, NC, races in Rockingham, NC and also in Daytona, Fl.
Surviving are his wife Caroline and four step-sons, Harlow (Tracy) Peck, Spotsylvania, VA, Rex Peck and companion Julie Marble, Bloomfield, NY, Philip (Joi) Peck, Palmyra, NY, and Howard (Sandie) Peck of Yuma, AZ; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; two brothers, Frank (Karen) Emmerling, and Craig (Lynn) Emmerling, all of Honeoye, NY; three sisters, Maryann (Kelly) Hester and Dorothy (Doug) Case all of Jacksonville, FL, and Kathleen (Tom) Flerg of Honeoye, NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was pre deseased by a great granddaughter, Danielle.
Donations can be made in his name to T.I.E.R.S., PO Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624 or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clayton.