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Frederic W. Brede Jr.

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BREDE, FREDERIC W. JR.; age 82; of Bloomfield Hills; died June 11, 2011. Survived by wife, Rubie; father of Kathy Martozke, Christopher S. (Gail) Brede, James F. Brede; step-father of Elizabeth Mulligan, Jerome W. (Karen) Mulligan, Kevin (DeeAnn) Mulligan; grandfather of 12 and 1 great grandchild; brother of Bruce (Bonnie) Brede. Fred attended Webster Elementary, Washington Jr. High and Pontiac Sr. High School. Received his Engineering degree from General Motors Institute, proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, and took graduate studies at Wayne State University. After 40 years of dedicated service, Fred retired as Chief Engineer from G.M. Truck & Coach. He was a lifetime member of SAE International, Life member of Elks, active in golf, tennis, bowling, and sailboat racing in many classes. Served as Watkins Lake Yachting Association Commodore and built his own Snipe, which was featured in the GMC News. Fred will be missed by family and friends. At his request, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor. (248) 682-0200. Please visit
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Published in The Oakland Press on June 19, 2011
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