The funeral for Carl S. Aldrich of 37088 Pelo Road Clayton, will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the TR Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. Calling hours will be Tuesday at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Internment will be in the spring.
Mr. Aldrich died at the River Hospital on January 9, 2015. He was 71. He was born December 9, 1943 in Evans Mills, NY the son of Doris Thorton Aldrich and step son of Leslie VanTassel.
He attended schools at Theresa and Indian River High School. He married Joyce Howland on July 27, 1963 in Theresa, NY.
Mr. Aldrich worked for the New York State Dept. of Transportation as a snowplow driver until he retired in 1990.
He enjoyed NASCAR and his favorite driver Jeff Gordon and he was a NY Yankees fan, and also enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting. Mr. Aldrich was a member of the Clayton Bald Rock Lodge ATV Club.
Surviving besides his wife Joyce, are his mother Doris Van Tassel of Theresa, NY, his two daughters and sons in law Mrs. Paul (Kelly) Cole of Redwood, NY, Mrs. James (Kathy) Aitcheson of Dunkirk, NY, his two sons and their companions Daniel Aldrich and Amy Seals of LaFargeville, NY, and Wayne Aldrich and his fiance’ Christina Buxton of BeKalb, TX. Also surviving are his 5 brothers Arthur VanTassel and his companion Darlene Barbow of Theresa, NY, Henry and Sue Van Tassel of Clayton, NY, Thomas and Helen Van Tassel of LaFargeville, NY, Ronnie and Kathy Van Tassel of Theresa, NY, and David Van Tassel, of Theresa, NY. He also has six surviving sisters and their husbands Shirley Hirschler of Loganport, Indiana, Beverly Rogers of Watertown, NY, Janette and George Reff of Clayton, NY, Jean Booth – Theresa, NY, Betty Van Tassel and Alger Knight of Redwood, and Sally and Dave Clark of Plessis, NY, 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 1 aunt, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Two nephews and 1 niece passed away before him.
Shayne Scales Bachmann
Sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. He was a good man, always smiling and willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Carl.
Jeanette, Sally, Sue: So sorry to hear of your brother/brother-in-laws passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. When you hold the memories close, your loved ones are never truly gone.
Anne E. Renaud
David, very sorry to read about your brother Carl. He is free from pain and suffering now but still remains in your heart and in your memories. I wondered if you were still around. I live in Clearwater, Florida (14yrs). Do not miss that snow. Stopped last Summer to visit Samaritan Keep Home. Lots of changes. I will keep you in my prayers as well as your family. Take Care.
Nancy Buckner (Bartlett)
I am so terribly sorry for our loss. I never think about the family but what I think of all the fun we had growing up as neighbors. My thought’s and prayer’s are with all of the family.