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Wendell H. FrederickIt is with great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Wendell Frederick, 83, on Thursday, May 23, 2019, who was surrounded by his family in his final days. Wendell Frederick was born in Smicksburg, on July 30, 1935 to Willis W. and Esther S. (Davis) Frederick.
Family was the pivotal essence of Wendell's life. He was proud and honored to be the patriarch, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather to our large family. He has been a major presence in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate his life and find comfort that he is dancing in heaven.
Wendell was a lifelong resident of Smicksburg. He was a member of the Smicksburg United Methodist Church. Wendell retired from the Brockville Telephone Company after 30 years of service. He loved flea markets, hunting, camping and spending time with his people.
He will be supremely missed by his wife and best friend of 65 years, Shirley (Gibson) Frederick; their children, Sherwood "Woody" Frederick and wife, Felicia of Dyersburg, TN; Esther Fisher and husband, Dennis of Smicksburg; son-in-law Brady Schrecongost and wife, Karen of Dayton; grandchildren, Jonathan Frederick, Crystal Lydic, Deseray Fisher, Karina Fisher, Heather Frederick, Jason Frederick and wife, Emily, Ashley "Nici" Gullett and husband, Jamison, Donald Schrecongost and wife, Jennifer, Elizabeth Boyer and husband, Mark, Wendy Fisher and fiancée, Nathan, and Katrina Amick and husband, Kyle; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Kathrine, Garrett, Shelby, Lexie, Maddie, Anna, Ellie, Michael, Natalee, Aubree, Zachary, Jrue, Myles, DeAngelo; sisters, Blanche Frederick of Rural Valley, Annie Frederick and many adoring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Grace (Umbaugh) Frederick; a daughter, Karina Schreceongost; two brothers, Warren "Slim" Frederick and James Frederick; and a sister, Betty Meyer Good.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Bauer Bly Funeral Home, Inc., 125 East Main Street, Dayton, PA.
Additional visitation will be from 12 PM until time of services at 1 PM on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dennis Howard officiating.
Interment will be in the Georgeville Cemetery, in South Mahoning Township, PA
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to his church family, the staff at Heritage Hospice, and the many people who have reached out to make our grief tolerable.
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