OAK RIDGE — Services will be held for Edward J. Fredericks, M.D., 76, of Bradenton, Fla., who died on Friday, January 3, 2014. He was a former resident of this community.
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Raised in Oak Ridge, Dr. Fredericks lived in Avon, Conn., before moving to Bradenton. He was a rotating intern and medical resident at Hartford Hospital, a neurology resident at the University of Wisconsin, and a fellow in physiology (electromyography) at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. His solo neurology practice was connected to Hartford Hospital, where he worked part-time in electromyography and served as director of neurologic education and medical director of the rehabilitation unit. He was a consultant for the Newington Children's Hospital Muscle Disease Clinic for 18 years, clinical professor of neurology at the University of Connecticut, and fellow of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He served on the Connecticut Medical Examining Board for six years. And, he received five "Teacher of the Year" awards, one in the Department of Medicine and four in the Department of Neurology.
Interment will be at the Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Conn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the
, P.O. Box 22781, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; or Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238.
Dr. Fredericks is survived by his wife, the former Judith Penney; his daughters, Kimberly Bantham of Merrimack, N.H., Kirsten Albrecht of Cheshire, Conn., and Bethany Cass of Topsfield, Mass.; his son, Scott of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; his brother, John; and 11 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Florence and Wilbur.
Published in Suburban Trends on Feb. 28, 2014