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Was born August 27,1935 in Nashville, Tennessee to parents, John W. Work III and Edith McFall Work. He has an older brother, John W. Work, IV. He attended Fisk University where he was an outstanding college basketball player and ultimately Vanderbilt University in his hometown of Nashville where he was one of the first two black students to graduate from that institution with a law degree. He married his college sweetheart Beverly Myers who moved with him to Gary, Ind in 1960 to begin his law career that would span greater than 50 years. He is the father of two sons, Dr. Frederick T. Work, Jr., M.D., in Atlanta, Ga. and Dr. Kevin G. Work, M.D., in New Orleans, La. During his career, he dedicated his life to public service and was heavily involved in many civic organizations and in politics which included being elected in 1972 to two terms as the first black city judge of Gary. Other positions held have included: Calumet Township Attorney, Board of Directors for Federal Public Defender Program, First Chairman of the Lake County Combined County Election Board and Board of Registration, Director Of Internal Security for City of Gary, Criminal Justice Instructor at Calumet College, etc. Organizations to which he has belonged and many of which he has received awards include: NAACP, Frontiersmen, the Boule', Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and many other community outreach efforts. Following recent illness and surgery he passed away the evening of September 13, 2010 at 8:51 PM. He was loved and respected by his many friends, associates and colleagues. His was a life well lived. He's survived by his wife Beverly; 2 sons, Frederick, Jr. (Ana) and Kevin; grandchildren Sean and Wesley; brother, John and other family members. The visitation will be on Friday, September 17, 2010 at Guy and Allen Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. with Family Hour from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the Genesis Convention Center beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place on September 19, 2010 at the Ridge Hill Cemetery located in Lorain, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the in his name. The ACS mailing address is 250 Williams St., N.W. Atlanta,Ga. 30303 The Work Family is eternally grateful for the outpouring of generosity and prayers from his many friends.

Published in the Post Tribune from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2010
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