Frederick R. "Fred" BEDWELL


Frederick R. "Fred", age 70, born March 24, 1942 in Savannah, GA, died March 16, 2013 in Cincinnati, OH. Son of the late Marion C. "Bud" Bedwell and the late Martha C. Bedwell. Survived by his two children, Valerie (Jason) Nelson and Neal (Jennifer) Bedwell, and was "Papaw Fred" to his three grandchildren, Zachery Bedwell, Grace Nelson and Gabrielle Nelson, and his two step-grandchildren, Brayden Hall and Cameron Hall. Also survived by his three sisters, Judy (Bill) Auchter, Marian Paola, Barbara (Michael) Evans, his former wife, Judy Bedwell, and many nieces and nephews. Fred was a USAF veteran, and was an avid reader, a ham radio operator (W8ENL) and spoke several languages. He was a member of the Sierra Club and loved to travel, especially camping with his family. He loved life and enjoyed it to the best of his ability. He will be sorely missed by his family and by everyone that knew him. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Staley Funeral Home, 7140 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. Burial at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 10209 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Madiera Health Care Center and Hospice of Cincinnati. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sierra Club or National Geographic. Condolences at

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Mar. 19, 2013