Charles Aylett Ashby III

October 13, 1936November 8, 2021

Charles A. Ashby III of Orleans passed away on November 8th at Liberty Commons Hospice Care after a difficult struggle with cancer.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the only child of Madeline Titus Ashby and Charles A. Ashby Jr. His family moved to Garden City, New York, when he was 10 years old. He graduated from Garden City High School, went on to the University of North Carolina and then to Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received his engineering degree. He married his wife, Elfriede ("Freddi"), in 1961. He worked for AT&T in Manhattan and earned an MBA in Finance at New York University. Upon graduation, he was recruited by IBM and enjoyed a long, rewarding international career in finance. After retirement, he and Freddi moved to Orleans on Cape Cod, where they have lived for 25 years. He served on the finance committee for the Town of Orleans for three years. He also served as treasurer for the Orleans United Methodist Church and for the Mayflower Point Homeowners Association for many years. He was a member of the Orleans Yacht Club, where he particularly enjoyed Sunday afternoon sailing races.

Charlie is survived by Elfriede, his wife of sixty years, and by their four children, Elizabeth Davidson, Christopher Ashby, Andrew Ashby, and Jennifer Harris, as well as nine grandchildren whom he dearly cherished.

A celebration of Charlie's life will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at two o'clock at the Orleans United Methodist Church, 73 Main Street, Orleans MA 02653.

Memorial donations may be made to the Orleans United Methodist Church or to The Animal Rescue League of Boston, 3981 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Charles Aylett Ashby III

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Bill & Judy Mitchell

November 18, 2021

Dearest Freddie & Family,
We were so saddened, and hold you all in our prayers and thoughts, on the passing of your husband Charlie, and father and grandfather to all in the extended Ashby Family. Our friend Charlie was a awarm, engaging and fine person! He exuded kindness and a fun but a serious side when it came to those in need. He led his life by example and let his deeds speak for his accomplishments and care for others. He set the bar high on his life trail, and we know his family took notice and guided their lives accordingly. He will be missed greatly by you all,
but you will be, in time, able to have thoughts of your lives together and they will put sunlight in your life, a smile will crease your face, and those thoughts and memories will warm your hearts.
We will miss Charlie as our friend, who was always upbeat, ready with a witty quip, and a contagious smile who was there to give help to all in his life. In closing, 60 years of marriage says it all about your Dad and Mom and his memory will
carry on as it well should. Freddie may God watch over you all as you enter this new phase of your life, and carry on as Charlie would have wanted!
God Bless you all in the days ahead. His memory puts a smile on our faces……Love,
Judy & Bill Mitchell

Warren Hall

November 13, 2021

A good friend for note than 50 years. I miss him. Rest in