FREDERICK LESLIE, Fred was born on April 1, 1921 in Highlands, NJ and passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012 at his home in Longwood, FL. Fred was a combat pilot in the United States Air Force and was extremely proud of having served our country in both World War II and Korea. In World II he piloted a B-24 bomber (known as the Liberator) and flew 45 missions over Germany. In the Korean Conflict he piloted a fighter jet and flew 105 missions. He was a career officer and served on active duty both in the Army Air Corps and the United States Air Force for a combined total of 22 years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Marie; and his daughter Dianne. He leaves behind his daughter Marcie Hugo and her husband Bryan; and his two grandchildren, Jennifer and Kathleen. Fred and Marie will be buried together at Bushnell at a date yet to be determined.

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Nov. 27, 2012