Clarence E. "Bud" Aldrich III

March 24, 1944February 7, 2011

Clarence "Bud" Aldrich III, 66, of Toms River, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the Van Dyke Hospice at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in Lakewood, he was a lifelong resident of Toms River. Bud had been a police officer with the Beachwood Police Department and is a life member of PBA of Ocean County Chapter 171. He owned De Mott and Aldrich Trucking Co. Inc. of Toms River, and then worked for Dover Township Municipal Utilities Authority before his retirement. His career in public service included his life sponsorship in the Barnegat Bay Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and his service on the executive board of the Jersey Shore Council, Boy Scouts of America; receiving the Adolph Wooley Good Scout Award in 1995 the Silver Beaver Award in 1998. He was also a Board member for the Ocean County YMCA and was elected Board Member Emeritus last year. Bud served on the Dover Township Municipal Committee from 1994 through 2003, serving as Mayor in 1995, 1996, and 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Aldrich; his son, Chris Aldrich, Jackson; his daughters, Ann Dougherty, Lincroft, and Dawn Lorash and Amanda Demers, both of Montana. He is also survived by his father, Lt. Commander C.E. Aldrich, Jr. of Richford, Vt.; his brother, Larry of California; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial gathering will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Ocean County YMCA, 1088 West Whitty Road, Toms River, NJ 08753.


  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, February 10, 2011
  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 10, 2011

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John Russo, Jr.

March 10, 2011

...when they pass, some people leave a deep wake and others leave a wide one, Bud left both. There are so many people's lives that Bud touched, and some never even met him, but through all of his efforts he has left this world a little bit better than he found it. Pat, I know you are all very proud of Bud and I will miss a good friend...

March 6, 2011

We are both sorry for your loss. Bud was a great guy. Our
heart goes out to Pat & Chris.

John & Dara Clayton, Bozman, Maryland

Tom and Mary Ann Wissel

February 19, 2011

Pat and Family, We just found out about Bud's passing. We are deeply sorry for your loss. We will truly miss him.

Harvey Polishuk

February 14, 2011

As a member of TRHS Class of 1962,I remember Bud as kind and well liked by-- all of his classmates. I am sadden by his passing.

Ray & Dot Roncin

February 10, 2011

Dear Pat & families, "sorry" seems like an empty word at a time like this, "but" we are truly sorry about the loss of "Bud", we all know he was a great guy.
With love, Ray & Dot Roncin & family.

Linda Gillick

February 10, 2011

Dear Chris & Family,
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing.Please accept our deepest sympathy from the CACCCC & Ocean of Love. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Linda Gillick & Family

Judith Belford-Porter

February 10, 2011

Bud was a classmate of mine as well, and I know he will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to his family.

Barbara Babcock

February 10, 2011

My deepest condolences to the family of Bud Aldrich. He was a former high school classmate of mine.

February 10, 2011

On behalf of the TRHS reunion committee and classmates of 1962,
I wish to extent our deepest sympathy to Bud's family and friends.
Although many of us haven't seem Bud in many years, we remember what a great guy he was and by the obituary he was a blessing to our town. May God bring Peace and Comfort to you all. Bonny Linke Beecher, Class of 62 TRHS

Michael & Alice Scivoletti

February 9, 2011

To Pat and Family,Bud will be missed by all who knew him, So this is to a Great Guy and Friend Rest Well Old Friend