Frederick L. "Fred" Bartridge, 87, of Moscow, died Friday evening in Commonwealth Hospice in Scranton following an illness.
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Born July 15, 1925, in Moscow, he was the son of the late Thomas and Helen Neenan Bartridge. He was a graduate of Moscow High School, class of 1943. He was a Navy World War II veteran serving in the Asiatic-Pacific campaign and received the Purple Heart in the battle of Iwo Jima. Before his retirement, he was employed by M&G Convoy. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow; the Father Barrett Council 6050 — Knights of Columbus; the John J. Michaels VFW Post 5207 of Daleville; and the American Legion Post 579 of Moscow.
Fred was an avid sports fan, and his favorite teams were the New York Giants, Detroit Tigers and the New York Knicks.
Special thanks to Fred's doctors and the staff and nurses at Regional Hospital for their efforts, hard work and wonderful care. The family extends gratitude to the Rev. Robert Simon and Deacon John Franceschelli of St. Catherine of Siena Church.
Surviving are his sister, Helen M. Orloski of Moscow; his son, James Sprandel and wife, Sheri, of Harrisburg; grandson, Alan J. Sprandel of Red Lion; three nieces, Ellen Cantafio and husband, Frank, of Moscow; Eloise Lemke and husband, Fred; and Esther Lemke of California; five nephews, Steve and Charles Orloski of Moscow; Albert, Thomas and wife, Pam; and James and wife, GiGi, all of California; great-nieces and nephews, Kim Hawkins and wife, Ashley; John Orloski and wife, Sara; Jason Orloski and companion, Danielle; Matthew and Aaron Orloski, all of Moscow; Natasha Lemke, Katrina Bartridge, James and Sophia Bartridge, all of California; and a great-great-nephew, Jackson Hawkins, Moscow.
Fred was also preceded in death by brothers, Thomas Jr. and Albert Bartridge; brother-in-law, John S. Orloski; and nephew Fred Bartridge.
A Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow. Friends are asked to go directly to the church. Interment with military honors, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Covington Twp.
Friends may call today, 4 to 8 p.m., in the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow, PA 18444 or the donor's choice.
For online condolences go to www.duffyandsnowdon.com.
Published in Scranton Times from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2012