Charles Aldrich Obituary

Service Information

 
In Memory of

Charles E. Aldrich Jr.

July 9, 1928 - June 25, 2010
Obituary

Charles E. Aldrich, Jr., of Niantic, died on June 25, 2010 at his home. He was born on July 9, 1928, in East Haven, the son of Charles E. and Ruth Page Aldrich. Mr. Aldrich attended the University of Connecticut and was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a Lieutenant with the Army National Guard. He retired as Director of Advanced Systems Technology, at General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division after a 40 year career. As Director, he oversaw a number of major areas, including Proposal Development, Integrated Electric Weapons Systems and the Newport Engineering Office. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief Engineer in...
Charles E. Aldrich, Jr., of Niantic, died on June 25, 2010 at his home.

He was born on July 9, 1928, in East Haven, the son of Charles E. and Ruth Page Aldrich.

Mr. Aldrich attended the University of Connecticut and was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a Lieutenant with the Army National Guard. He retired as Director of Advanced Systems Technology, at General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division after a 40 year career. As Director, he oversaw a number of major areas, including Proposal Development, Integrated Electric Weapons Systems and the Newport Engineering Office. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief Engineer in Systems Technology, overseeing design efforts involving a variety of electrical, navigational and communication systems, including the Tomahawk Vertical Launch System. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a former Commander of the National Guard Battery D that was stationed at Camp Niantic in the 1950's. He also enjoyed his membership in the Prop Busters Model Airplane Club.

He is survived by his wife Judith Hillyer Aldrich; his daughter Jane Aldrich Williams and her husband Dr. Richard Williams of Woodland Hills, CA; his son Jeffery Aldrich and his wife Patricia Aldrich of Salem, and their children Megan and Ian Aldrich.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday June 30th at 2pm in St. John's Episcopal Church, 400 Main St., Niantic. Following the service, the family will receive friends in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. John's Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 810, Niantic, CT 06357.

"Judy and family I am truly sorry for your loss. I remember how caring you were when my mother, Carol Frost Toole died. You were our neighbor on West Main..."

This Guest Book has 15 entries. View Complete Guest Book

More Obituaries

Day, The
East Lyme - Charles E. Aldrich Jr., of Niantic, died on June 25, 201 at his home. He was born on July 9, 1928, in East Haven, the son of Charles...

Read obituary at Day, The.

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Make your plan online today.
Plan Online Now

Audio Condolences

Use your phone to dial in a free personalized message. Click here to make an entry or listen to recordings from friends and family.