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Visitation

Loudonville Community Church
Saturday June 30th, 2018
10:00am - 11:55am

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Memorial Service

Loudonville Community Church
Saturday June 30th, 2018
12:00pm - 12:30pm

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Charles A. Ashley

Charles (“Charlie”) Albert Ashley, age 84, passed away on June 20, 2018 after a difficult winter of declining health.  Charlie was born in Queens, NY to Albert and Elise Wiel Ashley, where he grew up with his younger sister Caroline (nee Ashley) Blanchard.  Charlie developed his sense of humor at a young age, pairing it with a fine tuned political wit as he grew older.  He received his Civil Engineering degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and began work at Grumman Aerospace during the Korean War effort.  He followed this with a long career at Combustion Engineering (later ABB), traveling extensively through the United States.

He married the love of his life, Carol Oexle in Kew Gardens, NY on November 9, 1963. Together they raised their two sons Christopher (Maria), and Andrew (Donna) with pride in Bronxville, NY.  They later moved to Albany, NY to be near their beloved grandchildren James, Teddy, Charlotte, Henry, Quintin, and Emilia Ashley.  He is additionally survived by his sister, brother in law Charles Blanchard, niece April (Charles) Hamilton and many great nephews and nieces.

Charles was a proud Republican and Freemason and was a member of the Harmony Lodge in Whitestone, NY.  He was raised Christian, fully embracing the teachings of Jesus Christ.  Charlie and Carol are members of Loudonville Community Church.  Charles was prepared for his passing, taking comfort in 2 Tim 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Calling hours will be held at the Loudonville Community Church, 374 Loudon Rd. Loudonville, NY 12211 on June 30, from 10:00-11-55am, followed by a Memorial Service.  A reception for family and out of town guests will follow.  In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Loudonville Christian School, where an educational prize will be created in Charlie’s name. Checks may be made payable to: Loudonville Christian School with 'Charles Ashley Memorial Prize' in the memo and mailed to: Loudonville Christian School; 374 Loudon Road; Loudonville, NY 12211.


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Guestbook

Dear Carol, We are so sad to hear that my good friend Charlie passed away last year. We didnt know. Im so happy that I was able to see you both and have dinner at your house in 2016. May his soul Rest In Peace with Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Roberto Mata Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Carol, We are so sad to hear that my good friend Charlie passed away last year. We didnt know. Im so happy that I was able to see you both and have dinner at your house in 2016. May his soul Rest In Peace with Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Roberto Mata Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Carol, Chris, Andrew and family - We are sorry to hear of Charlie's passing but are thankful that we heeded a prompting and were able to visit him and Carol on a bright spring day just a month ago. While our memories are not as recent or as extensive as yours, we will hold priceless those that involved his long monologues; ones otherwise so laced with both pathos and humor that the time seemed to fly by. Love and blessings to you all!

Alex & Carol Covell Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Carol, Chris, Andrew and family - We are sorry to hear of Charlie's passing but are thankful that we heeded a prompting and were able to visit him and Carol on a bright spring day just a month ago. While our memories are not as recent or as extensive as yours, we will hold priceless those that involved his long monologues; ones otherwise so laced with both pathos and humor that the time seemed to fly by. Love and blessings to you all!

Alex & Carol Covell Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM

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