A ge 71, Elkton, Va.
Larry Alan Aldrich, 71, of Elkton, Virginia, passed away April 4, 2023, at his home. Born January 8, 1952, in Norfolk, Virginia, he was the son of the late Howard and Mary Young Aldrich.
Larry was raised in Chesapeake and relocated to the Valley in 1990. Some of the experiences that shaped him in life included working with children with special needs at Camp Civitan; his father’s suicide; working as a carnival sword swallower and fire eater; working at Dictaphone Corporation and later as a copy machine repairman; hosting the “Rocking Chair” radio show on WEMC; operating a computer repair business from his home; teaching computer classes at Valley Career and Technical Center which he remembers as the best job he ever had; and volunteering at the EAUS Thrift Store.
Surviving are his patient and understanding wife of 48 years, Pamela McCloud Aldrich; two sons, Jeremy Aldrich and wife, Lindsay of Harrisonburg and Shawn Aldrich and companion, Brittany McMillen of Shenandoah; three grandchildren: Natalee, Alan, and Emma Aldrich; and many extended family members.
He will be remembered for his sense of humor, and his favorite reaction was hearing people laugh. Larry discovered what truth is late in life, which he tried to live out in his final years. He was an active participant at the East Campus of the Church of the Nazarene and especially loved his friends in the Joy Group of people 55 and older.
A celebration of life service will be conducted in May in Elkton. More details will be shared on social media in the coming weeks.
Memorial contributions may be made to Elkton Area United Services, 15386 Old Spotswood Trail, Elkton, VA 22827 or to a GoFundMe campaign to defray expenses.
Larry was proud of his family and will be dearly missed.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton, Va.