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C. Frederick Schifer

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C. Frederick Schifer Obituary

C. Frederick Schifer, 81, of East Hartford, passed away Monday, (March 17, 2014), surrounded by his devoted wife and family. He was born a son of the late Emanuel and Helen (Stromwell) Schifer. Fred was a Managing Service Technician and Troubleshooter for RCA and General Electric for 30+ years. He was a Sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, faithfully serving his country from 1951-1954. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Lorraine T. (Schiche) Schifer, two daughters Leslie A. Cullinane and her husband Henry of South Windsor and Beth S. Kelley and her husband Michael of Tolland, his treasured grandchildren Brendan and Casey Cullinane and Aidan and Ethan Kelley, his brother Arden Schifer of Arizona and sister Betty Jean Ryan of Nevada and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, March 24, 2014, 10 a.m. at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, burial will follow, with military honors in the Veterans Field at Silver Lane Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday, March 23rd from 4-6 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or the , 2080 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For more information, to leave an online condolence or view Fred's Everlasting Memorial Video Tribute, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 20, 2014
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