Fred Dwight "Freddy" Backer III

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Backer, Fred Dwight "Freddy" III

Oneida: Fred Dwight "Freddy" Backer III, 41, of Leonard Street, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his residence very unexpectedly. Born in Geneva on January 19, 1973, he was the son of Fred D. and Linda L. Aylesworth Backer. A resident of the area since 2001, Freddy was educated in Horseheads High School and received his computer information technology degree from the University of Phoenix. He married Kelly Morris in Vernon on August 8, 2008. Freddy had previously been employed with the CNY DDSO. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1994-1997. He was a self-taught, talented guitar player and musician and enjoyed attending and performing in bluegrass festivals in the Syracuse area. Freddy enjoyed fishing and primitive camping and strived to live simply. He was a deep and spiritual thinker and had a profound appreciation of philosophy. Freddy was a very generous man who had a giving heart and desired to help those in need. To know him, was to love him. Surviving besides his wife Kelly are: his daughter, Kristin Backer of Maple Shade, NJ; his mother and father, Linda Backer of Knoxville, TN and Fred Backer Jr. of Mount Morris; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mechelle and Joseph Brown-Ash of Elmira and Kara E. Backer of Knoxville, TN; one brother and sister-in-law, Locke and Melissa Brown of Tampa, FL; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Nancy and Robert Morris of Vernon; two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law, Tracy and Timothy Killian of Oneida, Todd and Wendy Morris of Munnsville and Michael Morris of Sherrill; several extended family members and numerous friends. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main Street, Oneida. A continuation of the celebration of Freddy's life will be held at the home of Tracy and Tim Killian immediately following services. To leave a message of condolence, please visit CAMPBELL-DEAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., Oneida

Published in Star-Gazette on Apr. 10, 2014
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