SCHANZE, FREDERICK "FRED" "SONNY" ALBERT JR., 84, of 213 Equestrian Chase, Rougemont, NC died Friday, September 6, 2013 following a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Louisville, KY, Mr. Schanze was the son of Frederick and Edna Schanze, Sr. Fred was a longtime resident of Miami, FL. He met the love of his life, Joyce Etheridge at Miami Edison Senior High School. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this past year. After retiring from a 40-year career with Southern Bell, he enjoyed 28 years of retirement. Fred was a veteran of the Marine Corps. He lived life to the fullest. Fred enjoyed the outdoors, sports and his family. Despite all three sons graduating from FSU, he remained an avid Hurricane fan. Mr. Fred Schanze is survived by his wife, Joyce Schanze; three children, Michael Schanze, of Boise, Idaho, Keith Schanze, of Rougemont, NC and Ronald Schanze, of Westport, CT; one brother, Dr. John (Jack) Schanze of Palm Harbor, FL; two sisters, Jo Ann Troutman, of Atlanta, GA, and Marilyn Britt, Of Gastonia, NC, and six grand-children. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred Sr, and Edna; brothers, Donnie, Gene and Bobby. Funeral Services were held 11AM, Monday, September 9, 2013, at the Brooks and White Chapel, Roxboro, NC by the Rev. Lisa Cole. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Jimmy V Foundation, 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513 or the Duke University Cancer Center, 20 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Duke Hospice for their compassionate care. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness". 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.
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Published in Miami Herald on Sept. 15, 2013