Was born in Portage, PA on January 25, 1917 and died on March 22, 2010. He served in the US Navy from 1939 until 1945. He married his beloved wife Edith Claire Lear in l946 and they moved to Arizona the following year. Claire preceded Fred in death in 1991. Fred worked at the A-1 Brewing Company for 32 years, retiring in l979. He loved puttering around his house and going to swap meets. He and Claire had two children; Karen (Theron) Clements and David, 3 grandsons; Jonathon (Tamara), David and Robert; 4 great-grandchildren; Tiffany, Joshua, Jaimie and Jennifer; and 1 great-great grandchild; Aiden. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 pm, Thursday, March 25 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am, Friday, March 26, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
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