Charles L. "Chuck" Aldrich, age 84 of Corning, NY passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at his home.
Born on June 16, 1937 in Dansville, NY, he was the son of the late Earl and Mable (Jordon) Aldrich. Chuck served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. Chuck married Shirley Messenger on April 2, 1976. She predeceased him on April 16, 2021. He worked as a contractor and construction worker for Blade's Construction of Hornell for a number of years. He later ran a fruit and vegetable stand at his home alongside his wife, Shirley, where they sold vegetables and flowers and enjoyed visiting with their customers.
Chuck will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing and playing cards. He also enjoyed racing - building and owning race cars that he would take to the Woodhull and Dundee race tracks.
Chuck is survived by his children: Audrey Troutt of Fincastle, VA, Arthur Miller of Lawrenceville, PA, Michael Miller of Caton, NY, Rhea (George) Campbell of Elmira, NY, Tarrie (James) Waddle of Chuckey, TN; grandchildren; a host of great and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; best friend Thomas "Ty" Ross; and two feline companions: Cocky and Fluffy.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Chuck was predeceased by son, Clifford "Skip" Aldrich; daughter, Michelle M. Fitzsimmons; brothers: Claude "Cy", John "Jack", Raymond "Rube", Earl "Honey", Bob, Butch and Clifford "Skip" Aldrich; and sisters, Ellen and Bonnie.
Family and friends are invited to visitation on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney Street Corning, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 1:00 pm, Celebrant Barb Rossi officiating.