You were always a welcomed addition to many of the best times of the best and crazy times in my life. I will not soon forget.
Freddy, Yes, we still called you Freddy. You left our family much too soon. We remember the good old times when your mom and dad were still living. The New Years Eve parties in your parents basement in Middleburg Heights were so much fun. Our hearts go out to Dawne and family and Rick and Donna and family. It was a sad year for sure but they are strong and will move on and always feel blessed for having had you in their lives. Rest in Peace.
Bob and Nanci
Deepest sympathy, Ashley. Fred sounds extraordinary.
Worked with Fred when he was working with WEA years ago back in Cleveland and, over the years, I was working for various print publications. Good promo man. Had a lot of fun in those days including when Tom Waits came to town.
May God go with him and we all now have an extra guardian angel to watch over us
Uncle Fred, I was so lucky to have had you in my life. Although I am saddened by the short moments we got to spend together, I am grateful for the vividness of the memories that were shared… Honestly I can say that I was too young the first time and only sort of remember that visit. The 2nd time was when Grandma passed away. I was old enough to remember and young enough to still very much enjoy going to see The Little Mermaid with Aunt Karen (that was awesome) while you, my Dad, and my Brother got to go up to Bob's place and to go riding. The 3rd and 4th time were very important as I had grown up more and was now 17 and very into music so much so that I wanted to be in the business. We visited the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (amongst other fun adventures), and you signed the - leave your mark area – “video killed the radio star”. Being able to tour that place with you and being told back stories was the best! I admired that so much. I was at a time in my life that I felt misunderstood but for some reason, you made me feel completely fine with myself. It was so cool when we rode around in the Infinity that you were driving at the time, and to show me how magnificent the Bose speakers were, you turned Moby so loud and we drove around. I thought that was so cool! My most favorite moment was The Cure concert and the fact that I was able to go see my most beloved band with you was fantastic. I loved being able to go for a visit by myself to see you, Aunt Dawne, Ryan, and Zach. I remember getting ready and not having black eyeliner (I think mine broke) and Aunt Dawne came to the rescue. Then at the pre-party before the concert was so neat. We got to talk and get to know each other more and I got to meet new people. I won concert tickets for the first and only time in my life that night. I still have the unused tickets in a memory book next to the picture of us! The last time we saw each other was at Justin's wedding and I just remember the good conversation out on the back patio and the happiness I felt in seeing you and Aunt Dawne… So what I am trying to get at here is thanks for the memories – there may not be many but the ones I have I will cherish forever. You touched my life more than you could ever know.
Teddy...(or Freddie for those who dont know about the "goose salute")...you always will be a true friend, and a person who made all the lives of the people you touched...better. You were a wonderful father, husband and friend to many. I will miss you Freddie.
Dawne, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your boys. I am so glad we reconnected in Evanston. I know this has been a tough year on you and you are a very strong woman. If you need help with anything, please let me know.
Prayers and Love to the family. May your wonderful memories guide you through this difficult time. Love to All
Fred will always remain my answer to . . .
"Who was your closest childhood friend?"
Fred, you will be missed!! My heart goes out to your family.
Dear Dawne, Ryan and Zach- Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. Praying for you that you will find comfort in each other and in the memories you have. We are truly sorry for your loss. Dr. Dimling and staff
Fred was one of the best friends anyone could ever hope to have. I will miss him dearly but will forever cherish my memories of all the times we shared over the past 35 years. The world lost a very special person this week, a person who indeed left his mark and made a wonderful addition to the world. I'll never forget you old friend, love Steve, (and my dog; Fred)! - Yes, named after my Buddy!