Charles E. "Chuck" Aldrich, 82

Charles E. “Chuck” Aldrich, 82, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Westbrook, Conn., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Springfield, Mass., on June 22, 1934, son of the late Everett Aldrich and Dorothea (Pidgeon) Aldrich.

Aldrich proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired in 1986, after 20 years of service, from L.C. Doane in Essex, Conn. He attended the Midway Baptist Church in Lewes, Del. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

In addition to his parents, Aldrich was preceded in death by a son, Dean Aldrich, in 1985, and two sisters, Judi Blais and Betty Mae Aldrich. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Gladys (Hadder) Aldrich; a daughter, Debra Aldrich of Killingworth, Conn.; two grandchildren, Melinda Tottle and Alicia Tottle; and four great-grandchildren, Brittanni Tottle-Palmieri, Malik Shipman Jr., Destiny Rose Tottle and Dante James Tottle.

A memorial service was scheduled for June 3, 2017, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Millsboro, Del., where friends may gather after noon. Interment was to be private. Condolences may be sent online at