11/18/2014 – Charles, W. Emmerling, Clayton

Captain Charles W. Emmerling, age 68, of Clayton died Saturday, Nov. 15, at Samaritan Medical Center. The funeral mass will be Saturday, Nov. 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clayton at 11am, with Father Arthur LaBaff officiating.

Born April 16, 1946 in Rochester, NY, the son of Adolph and Bernadette Fink Emmerling. He graduated from Rush-Henrietta School and attended RIT.

He was a Certified Master Mechanic and Transmission Specialist. He was currently employed at French Creek Marina for the last 12 years.

Chuck belonged to the Holfield Rod & Gun Club in Bloomfield, NY, the Thousand Island Sportsman Club and Ducks Unlimited.

He enjoyed his bass boat and bass fishing, and all hunting. His hobbies also included building racecar motors for several years and he flagged Go-Kart races at Paradise Speedway in Charlotte, NC, races in Rockingham, NC and also in Daytona, Fl.

Surviving are his wife Caroline and four step-sons, Harlow (Tracy) Peck, Spotsylvania, VA, Rex Peck and companion Julie Marble, Bloomfield, NY, Philip (Joi) Peck, Palmyra, NY, and Howard (Sandie) Peck of Yuma, AZ; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; two brothers, Frank (Karen) Emmerling, and Craig (Lynn) Emmerling, all of Honeoye, NY; three sisters, Maryann (Kelly) Hester and Dorothy (Doug) Case all of Jacksonville, FL, and Kathleen (Tom) Flerg of Honeoye, NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was pre deseased by a great granddaughter, Danielle.

Donations can be made in his name to T.I.E.R.S., PO Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624 or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clayton.


  1. Sue and Matt Posted

    Dear Caroline,
    We are truly sorry for your loss. Chuckster was an awesome guy, he made everyone laugh, and he will surely be missed by so many. He will forever be in your heart and watching over you each day. Our prayers and love are with you and your family …. Love Sue and Matt

  2. Brenda Sandburg Wiley Posted

    I remember Chuck with great fondness and am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Brenda, Jim, Julia and Grace

  3. Kathy Fleig Posted

    The outpouring of love and support for my brother, Chuck, (aka Chuckes) has been amazing. I guess I didn’t realize how many lives he touched. I will forever be grateful for the support his friends have shown him and his amazing wife, Caroline. I love you Chuck.

  4. Freddie Thune Posted

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I will miss his always friendly greeting whenever I came into the shop. You are both in my thoughts

  5. Diane Hanson Posted

    Rest in peace captain. I will miss your smile and kind words. I always enjoyed talking with you. You certainly made an impression on all of our hearts on 4 pavilion. Diane

  6. larry kanada Posted

    the years of hunting,fishing, skeet at holfield or just tipping a beer. They were always great times and memories with charlie. My prayers go out to you, the boys and family.

  7. John & Linda Olivieri Posted

    Dear Caroline, We are so sorry about Charlie. Charlie was my good friend and I will miss him dearly. Whenever we talked Charlie made me laugh and feel good. I’ll miss his funny stories, his laugh, and his presence. Charlie was and always will be my friend. I miss you Charlie. Take care Caroline, I know how much you loved him. Your friends, Lin and John.

  8. Lacey shambo Posted

    Caroline I’m so sorry for your loss! Everyone on 4 pavilion loved taking care of him. He made everyone smile and laugh, always gave me great advice, and was a great person to take care of! He will be missed dearly! I’m going to miss all of his stories.. He was a great guy!

  9. Vivian Burdick RN Posted

    Charlie certainly touched many a heart @ SMC, esp. in the cath lab. He was an inspiration of hope for all. He certainly was a believer and a fighter. I loved his way of kindness and affection he presented whenever he came through our dept. I will always have a special place in my heart and will never forget him or you, either, Caroline. You were the love of his life! God be with you both forever. Vivian

  10. Holly & Jami Rushford Posted

    Holly and I wanted to express our condolences, Chuck will always have a special place in our hearts, even at his worst, he never ever lost that great sense of humor.
    We will truly miss him.



  11. Dear Mrs. Emmerling,
    I’m so very very sorry for your loss. I met your husband a few times. He was so kind. I felt very honored to know him. May God be with you and your family.

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