Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere sympathy to the family. I'm truly sorry he was taken too soon. I can relate when we r cheated time from loved ones too soon

Posted by Allisen Mroczka - Parma, OH - Acquaintance   February 25, 2020

Sorry to hear of Fred's passing. We lost track of each other some years back but Sarah & I still fondly recall many fun evenings, dinners and discussions and also holiday get togethers with Fred and Darlene. Fred was a very smart fellow and great co-worker at PPG and BFG who was often under-appreciated by management but well respected by peers and co-workers. May he rest in peace. Stay safe and stay well Darlene. Jim & Sarah White

Posted by James F White - Richland, WA   February 12, 2020

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
┬ęCopyright 1998

Posted by Edward Kelly - Cleveland, YT   February 09, 2020

We are so sorry for the family's loss of these great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Kris Hittler - Huntington, IN - Friend   February 09, 2020

Fred and I worked at PPG in Barberton, Ohio, during the 1960s. We were both bachelors at the time and enjoyed fine dining and many other activities in the big city. I recall that Fred always selected prime rib. During that time, Fred met Darlene and, as they say, the rest is history. I also met my wife during this period. I moved to Columbus (my current home) and Fred and Darlene moved north. Fred had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed his company very much.

Posted by Julian Larson - Columbus, OH - Friend   February 08, 2020

So sorry for your loss, I wish I were there for you. He will be missed by many of us. Thoughts and prayers

Posted by Kathleen Zietlow - Parma Heights, OH - Friend   February 06, 2020