John H. Fredericks|
John H. Fredericks, 66, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, of Lehighton, passed into eternal rest on Friday, June 6, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Marilyn D. (Heffelfinger) Fredericks. They were married for 43 years on Jan. 16 of this year.
Prior to retiring, he was a laborer for Silberline Manufacturing in Lansford and later in Hometown.An accomplished musician, he was a member of Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, where he served as the organist and choir director.
- Born in Lansford, he was a son of the late Howard and Helen (Sibb-ach) Fredericks.
His whole life encompassed playing music and giving piano instruction, most recently to his granddaughter.
He enjoyed taking his other two grandchildren to the movies, miniature golfing and shopping.
He was dedicated to his loving family and, in his spare time, enjoyed dining out, the casinos and shopping.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter, Megan D., wife of Jeff Repsher Jr. of Lehighton; two sons, Todd J., and his wife, Kate, of Lehighton, and Christopher J., and his wife, Jessyca, of Palmerton; a brother, Robert G., and his wife, Judy, of Summit Hill; three grandchildren, Christopher Fredericks, Abigail Fredericks and Emma Rep-sher; an aunt, Lois Sibbach of Lansdale; and nieces and nephews.
Service: Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton, with the Rev. Anthony P. Pagotto officiating. Interment, Franklin Heights Memorial Park, E. Weissport. Call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday. Contributions in his name may be made to Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2700 Jacksonville Rd., Bethlehem, Pa. 18017. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com.
Published in Times News on June 9, 2014