BESCH, Fred M. Jr., 90, passed away on May 5, 2012. He went to join God and his wife of 55 years, Lillian. He was born in Cullman, AL and served his country overseas during World War II as a Sergeant in the 574th Bomber Squad. He moved to Tampa with his wife 66 years ago. For the past 57 years, he has owned Dale Mabry Heating & Metal Company. He is survived by his son, Buddy Besch, III and wife, Pamela; his daughter, Becky Cacciatore and husband, Rick; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Martinez, Elizabeth (Ian) Cacciatore Kuhn, Mackenzie Besch, Kaitlyn Besch and Leighton Besch; brother, William Basch, Cullman, AL; sisters, Marlene (Kyle) Adams, Destin, FL, and Violet (Fritz) Schuman, Cullman, AL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The family would especially like to thank the Hospice Continuous Care Team as well as caregivers/friends, Robert Ward, Mike Hayashi, and Lynn Perez. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to LifePath Hospice Continuous Care Team. Visitation will be 5-9 pm Wednesday at Gonzalez Funeral Home. Interment will follow on Thursday at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
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Published in TBO.com on May 6, 2012