ATWOOD - Frederic Lawrence, 82, of Islip, NY on December 13, 2012, He was born on November 15, 1930 in New York City, attended the Lincoln School. He was a graduate of the Lawrenceville School class of 1948, and Princeton University class of 1952. He proudly served as a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1957. He was a partner in the Pelletreau & Pelletreau law firm in Patchogue, LI and served as Federal Magistrate Judge from 1971 to 1995. He was an active and dedicated leader, and was known to many for his selfless service to the community. He served for many years on the boards of South Side Hospital, the Long Island Maritime Museum, and the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. He was president of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA), the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, and the National US Magistrate Judges Association, and served as Senior Wardn of St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Commodore of Bayberry Yacht Club. He was a founding member and president of the Seatuck Environmental Association, home of the Suffolk County Environmental Center. Fred was an avid yachtsman and outdoorsman, and loved the Great South Bay and Fire Island. He was an active member of the Race Committee for the Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association and his 1938 motorsailer "Horizon" was familiar sight to many around the Bay. He enjoyed duck hunting with Pattersquash Gun Club, and loved working with his dogs. Fred is survived by his dear wife of 57 years Elizabeth Morse Atwood. He is the father of Frederic L. Atwood, Jr. of Bethesda, MD, Julia Atwood Berman of Deep River, CT, George K. Atwood of Killingworth, CT, and James M. Atwood of Arundel, ME. He is the proud grandfather of 11. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Church, Islip at 11 a.m. December 29, followed by a reception at the Suffolk County Envirnmental Center, 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip, NY. Memorial donations can be made to the Seatuck Environmental Assn., P.O. Box 31,Islip, NY, 11751, or St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 754 Montauk Highway, Islip, NY 11751. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Overton Funeral Home, Inc., Islip, NY.
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Published in Newsday on Dec. 18, 2012