Ferdinand A. (Fred) Bayona KINGSTON - Ferdinand A. (Fred) Bayona, 81, died peacefully, Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Health Alliance (Kingston Hospital), surrounded by his family. Born Aug. 15, 1931, in Kingston, he was the son of John and Carmella Ruggiero Bayona and was a lifelong resident of Kingston. Fred was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954. He took over the operation of the Stuyvesant Barber Shop, in 1955, which his family ran from the early part of the last century, until Fred retired. He was a member of the American Legion, in Kingston and was secretary of the Kingston Veterans Association for thirty years and organized the placing of flags in the Kingston cemeteries for Memorial Day. He was recognized as Veteran of the Year, several years ago, and was presented with a placque, by Maurice Hinchey. He was an avid bowler and served as a board member of the Kingston Bowling Association. Surviving are his sister, Maria Frantzen (Roy) of Conway, S.C., a niece, Stephanie Secreto-Hight of West Chester, Pa., a great nephew, Luke Hight of West Chester, Pa. and several cousins. Friends will be received Wednesday, 3 to 7 p.m., at Leahy Funeral Home, Inc., 27 Smith Avenue, Kingston. The funeral Procession will form 10:15 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. At 11 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be sung at St. Joseph Church, Kingston. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kingston. Contributions to Veterans Emergency Fund, 308 Flatbush Avenue, Kingston, 12401, would be appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of Lasher Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Tinker St., Woodstock.
Published in the Daily Freeman on Apr. 30, 2013