Fred Anthony Persechino, 72, Floral City, died Aug. 4, 2012, at Lakeshore Villas Rehab Center in Tampa under the loving care of his family.
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Fred was born Dec. 14, 1939, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late William and Thelma Persechino. He served our country in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of major. Fred was then the owner/operator of his own chemical company and enjoyed fixing anything mechanically. A loving husband and father, he enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling and fishing. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Inverness, serving in many of the church ministries, International Gideons and the Inverness Moose Lodge.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of seven years, Vera Persechino, Floral City; sons, Kevin Michael (Candy) Persechino, Tampa, Fred A. Persechino Jr., Venice, Fla., and David Persechino, Tampa; daughters, Donna (Steve) Martin, Venice, and Veronica Marie (Gary) Combs, Valrico; stepdaughter, Stacey (Shannon) Morgan, Lithia; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson, A.J.
A funeral service of remembrance will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church of Inverness, 3896 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation at the church from 2 p.m. until the hour of service. Inurnment with military honors will be at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to
or the First United Methodist Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 7, 2012