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.