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Gerald William Aldrich

Gerald William Aldrich, 75, of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Elyria and was a quality assurance manager for Union Carbide Corp. and Dow Chemical. He was a member of the East Townsend Masonic Lodge #322 of Ohio and Shriner at Zanobia Temple and was a Honorary member of the Warren G. Harding Lodge #260 in Washington State.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles B. Aldrich and Evelyn Starkey Aldrich; and son, Brian Michael Aldrich.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Brenda Aldrich; three sons, Mark Aldrich, Robert Aldrich and Michael Aldrich; one daughter, Colleen Kershaw; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Ford and Tonya Chandler; two brothers, Ronald Aldrich and Dave Aldrich; 11 grandchildren, Garrett Aldrich, Jillian Aldrich, Brycen Aldrich, Elizabeth Blackmon, Steven Kershaw, Gavin Kershaw, Jordan Ford, Ashley Ford, Hunter Chandler, Madison Chandler and Sarah Chandler; and three great-grandchildren, Sloan Blackmon, Melody Kershaw and Harper Aldrich.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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