Charles R. ‘Chuck’ Ashelman II

Mr. Charles R. “Chuck” Ashelman II, age 53, of Gloversville, died Monday evening, August 25, 2014, at Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville.

Born May 10, 1961, in Bedford, Ohio, he was the beloved husband of Christina; father of Ashley (Mike), Vanessa, Michelle, Joeliz, Joseph; and cherished dog, Max. He was the son of Dianna (deceased) and Charles Ashelman Sr. (Anita); brother of Sandra (Pete) Chupka; son-in-law of Nicole and Robert Fyan; and brother-in-law of Bob Fyan (Sherri). Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and many dear friends.

Chuck enjoyed a long career with the New York State Insurance Fund where he developed extraordinary friendships with co-workers. He hosted his own “life party” in May with family and friends.

At Chuck’s request there will be no services held. Chuck had a very special connection with the outdoors; please enjoy a walk through nature in his memory. Contributions in Chuck’s memory may be made in lieu of flowers to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078, or to Montgomery County SPCA, P.O. Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville. Please visit Chuck’s online obituary at