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FREDERICK JOHNSON

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Frederick Johnson, 75, of Daytona Beach, FL, died on Dec. 12, 2012 peacefully at home. He was predeceased by his parents, Gladys and Reg Johnson. He began his career in Kingston, NY's IBM. He raised his family in the Rhinebeck/Red Hook, NY area. Fred retired after 33 years with IBM as a senior engineer from the Boca Raton, FL plant. Not able to be idle long, he went back to school and attained his Florida Community Association Manager license. He managed several condos in South Florida. Upon the death of his father, he relocated to Daytona Beach, where he served on the Board of Directors of the Indigo Lakes Homeowners Association. Fred was born in Bristol, England, raised in Brooklyn, NY, graduated from Brooklyn Tech HIgh School and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed watching English soccer, woodworking, computers, doing crossword and sudoku puzzles, choir singing and loving his grandchildren. He was a proud member of the choir at White Chapel in South Daytona. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge in Brooklyn, NY, an active member of Third Lutheran Church in Rhineback, NY and a volunteer in the Cardiac Rehab units of Halifax and Ormond Memorial Hospitals in Florida. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years Effie; three daughters, Janet Schliff of Lake Katrine, NY; Joyce (Michael) Snelten, Coconut Creek, FL; Jayne (Griff) Baxter, Deltona, FL; two grandchildren Lynnsay and Grace Baxter; his brother Robert (Valerie) of Hilton Head Island, SC; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews in the U.S. and in the U.K. He held a special place in his heart for his foster grandson Brian Maldonado of Kingston, NY. A memorial service will be held at White Chapel, Church of God in South Daytona at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Memorial donations may be made to White Chapel, Church of God, South Daytona, Hospice or the .

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2012
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