Dr. Charles Whittaker Aldridge Jr., aged 94, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Charles was born on May 30, 1919 in Rochester, New York to Mabel and Charles Aldridge Sr. While in Medical School, Charles met a young nurse Catherine and the two would marry in 1945. Charles served in The United States Army as a Physician during WWII. His care for others would set a precedent throughout his life as he continued his career practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology delivering thousands of babies over the years. He was an active member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and was known as "Grandpa Chuck" for over 20 years as he volunteered for Grand Rapids Public Schools in his daughter's classroom. He enjoyed golfing, skiing and photography but was truly a family man and avid University of Michigan fan, GO BLUE! He was also a long standing member of the GR Y's Men's Club. Charles was preceded in death by his parents Mabel and Charles Aldridge Sr., and by his wife of 58 years Catherine Ann Aldridge. Surviving are children; Mary (Brian) Macomber, Charles "Chuck" (Susanne) Aldridge III, and Jeanne (Larry) Maher. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Chris (Erica) Macomber, Jon Macomber, Sara (Ben) Merritt, Lisa (Tyler) Funk, Michael Maher, one great-grandchild Lyra Macomber, his brother Lincoln Aldridge, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service in celebration of his life will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday August 22, 2013 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1025 Three Mile Rd. N.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505. Please join his family for visitation at the church on Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00pm and again prior to the service on Thursday from 4:30-6:00pm. For those who wish, please consider memorial contributions in memory of Charles to Rose Garden Assisted Living with envelopes available at his memorial service.