Charles M. Ayen, 60, of Co. Rt. 46, died Wednesday evening, August 7, 2019 at his home, while under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.
Born on December 15, 1958 in Watertown, NY, he was a son of Frederick Ayen, Sr. and Doris Salisbury Ayen. He graduated from Indian River Central School in 1977.
Charles married Evelyn J. Rogozienski on February 23, 1980 at Asbury United Methodist Church, Watertown, NY.
He was a truckdriver for 36 years, most recently he worked for Avaigen Hatchery, Watertown, NY (formerly known as Morris Hatchery), also driving for Champion Materials, Carthage, NY and Drum Ready Mix. Charles was a farm owner and for a time, a crane operator at Black Clawson, Watertown, NY.
The most important things in his life were his family and grandkids. He also was an avid motorcycle reconstructor, enjoyed farming and going to the casino to play craps.
Survivors include his wife Evelyn; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Shannon and Bruce Shawcross, Evans Mills, NY, Chrissy and Christopher Newman, Warners, NY; a son and his companion, CJ Ayen and Samantha Wilber, Palm Bay, FL; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Cecelia and Victor Willix, and Cathy Dickhaut, all of Alexandria Bay, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Lori Ayen, Middletown, OH; his dog, DJ; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His parents, two brothers, Frederick Ayen, Jr., and Stephen Ayen, and a granddaughter, Breonna Shawcross, all died previously.
Calling hours will be 4-6 pm, Friday, August 9, 2019 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.
There will be a Celebration of Life, 3 pm, Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Theresa Fire Hall.
Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.
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