Fred GEHRICKE

GEHRICKE - Fred passed away peacefully on January 3, 2013 surrounded by family. Born in Brooklyn, NY on August 26, 1918 raised in Ridgewood. Fred graduated from Grover Cleveland H.S. in 1936 and later from Adelphi & Hofstra Univ. He was a proud WW II veteran, enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1944. Fred met his love of his life, Christa, in Jacksonville, Florida where they married in 1944. They had a long happy union of 67 years prior to Christa's passing in 2011. Fred and Christa spent many wonderful years in Westbury, L.I., NY where Fred worked for Grumman Aircraft Bethpage, L.I. Fred is with Christa in Heaven - eternally together again. Fred is survived by his son Robert, daughter-in-law Melodi, grandchildren Jared, Christa Lynn and husband Tommy, and great grandchild Mackenzie Lynn. Fred has left us but will never be forgotten.


Published in Newsday on Jan. 20, 2013