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Charles W. Ayers

Utica, New York

January 1, 1944 - May 24, 2024

Charles W. Ayers Obituary

Rome, NY - Charles W. “Charlie” Ayers, Jr., 80, passed away at home, with his loving family by his side, Friday, May 24, 2024. He was born in Utica, January 1, 1944, a son of the late Charles W., Sr. and Ann (Brucker) Ayers.


Charlie attended Utica Free Academy (UFA) and was a proud Unites States Army Veteran. On July 21, 1973 Charlie was wed to the former Annita Kloster in Clinton, NY. The couple merged their families and continued a loving relationship for 40 years, prior to Annita’s passing on July 23, 2013.


Charlie held positions with Mohawk Containers in New Hartford, and Burrows Paper Company in Little Falls, NY. He was a former member of the Whitestown Vets Club, and was currently a member of the Whitestown American Legion Post #1113.


Charlie loved taking his kids fishing back in the day; he enjoyed hunting with his son Chuck, and golfing at Oriskany Hills Golf Course. He had some favorite watering holes where he enjoyed a cold Utica Club while socializing with his many friends. He especially cherished time spent with his family.


He is survived by his children, Kimberly Ayers formerly of Ballwin, MO and currently of Oneida, NY, Charles W., III and Dina Ayers of Albany, Christine and Eric Grenier of Rome, and Michelle Ayers and her partner, Bob Jones of Reading, MA; grandchildren, Josh and Stephanie Coombs, Jessica and Ben Botehlo, Jeremy Coombs and his fiance, Jenn Keen, Hannah Grenier, Nicholas Ayers, Aidan Ayers, Ashley and Bryan Morris, and Steven Pemberton; great-grandchildren, Kayden, Karter, Hudson, Emma, Bella, Noah, Gabby, Emerson, Julia, and Cameron; a great-grandchild to be expected, baby Jake; two sisters, Patricia Ritz and Barbara Tringo, both of New Hampshire; and a sister-in-law, Ann Ayers of Syracuse.

He is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.

He leaves his loyal canine companion, Ollie, to his family to spoil with treats and lots of love.


He was preceded in death by a sister, Marlena; two brothers, David and Frederick; and two brothers-in-law, George Ritz and Ben Tringo.


In keeping with Charlie’s wishes there will be no public visitation. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at St. Mary’s Cemetery, in Clinton, on Sunday morning, June 16, 2024, at 11:00, with military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to Adrean Funeral Service, Inc., Utica, NY.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Veterans Outreach Center,

726 Washington St., Utica, NY 13502, in Charlie’s name.




To view Mr. Ayers’s online memorial, please go to:

www.adreanfuneralservices.com



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Charles W. Ayers hosted by Adrean Funeral Service, Inc..

Rome, NY - Charles W. “Charlie” Ayers, Jr., 80, passed away at home, with his loving family by his side, Friday, May 24, 2024. He was born in Utica, January 1, 1944, a son of the late Charles W., Sr. and Ann (Brucker) Ayers.


Charlie attended Utica Free Academy (UFA) and was a proud Unites States Army Veteran. On July 21, 1973 Charlie was wed to the former Annita Kloster in Clinton, NY. The couple merged their families and continued a loving relationship for 40 years, prior to Annita’s passing on July 23, 2013.


Charlie held positions with Mohawk Containers in New Hartford, and Burrows Paper Company in Little Falls, NY. He was a former member of the Whitestown Vets Club, and was currently a member of the Whitestown American Legion Post #1113.


Charlie loved taking his kids fishing back in the day; he enjoyed hunting with his son Chuck, and golfing at Oriskany Hills Golf Course. He had some favorite watering holes where he enjoyed a cold Utica Club while socializing with his many friends. He especially cherished time spent with his family.


He is survived by his children, Kimberly Ayers formerly of Ballwin, MO and currently of Oneida, NY, Charles W., III and Dina Ayers of Albany, Christine and Eric Grenier of Rome, and Michelle Ayers and her partner, Bob Jones of Reading, MA; grandchildren, Josh and Stephanie Coombs, Jessica and Ben Botehlo, Jeremy Coombs and his fiance, Jenn Keen, Hannah Grenier, Nicholas Ayers, Aidan Ayers, Ashley and Bryan Morris, and Steven Pemberton; great-grandchildren, Kayden, Karter, Hudson, Emma, Bella, Noah, Gabby, Emerson, Julia, and Cameron; a great-grandchild to be expected, baby Jake; two sisters, Patricia Ritz and Barbara Tringo, both of New Hampshire; and a sister-in-law, Ann Ayers of Syracuse.

He is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.

He leaves his loyal canine companion, Ollie, to his family to spoil with treats and lots of love.


He was preceded in death by a sister, Marlena; two brothers, David and Frederick; and two brothers-in-law, George Ritz and Ben Tringo.


In keeping with Charlie’s wishes there will be no public visitation. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at St. Mary’s Cemetery, in Clinton, on Sunday morning, June 16, 2024, at 11:00, with military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to Adrean Funeral Service, Inc., Utica, NY.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Veterans Outreach Center,

726 Washington St., Utica, NY 13502, in Charlie’s name.




To view Mr. Ayers’s online memorial, please go to:

www.adreanfuneralservices.com



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Charles W. Ayers hosted by Adrean Funeral Service, Inc..

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