WHITEFIELD - Frederick J. Elgosin, 93, longtime resident of Whitefield and Dalton, died peacefully on March 16, 2013, at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.
He was born in Whitefield in 1919 and was a son of the late Nimer and Ogenia (Raad) Elgosin. Fred was a graduate of Whitefield High School, class of 1936 and Bryant & Stratton School of Business in Boston.
He served in World War II
as a staff sergeant and was honorably discharged Dec. 6, 1946.
He returned home to Whitefield to work with his family at Elgosin's Market. When the market closed in 1966, he operated Elgosin's Pizza for a number of years gaining a following for his famous pizza. He left the pizza business to work for many years as a bartender at the Spalding Inn Club in Whitefield during the summer and the Ocean Club in Ocean Ridge, Fla., in the winter, retiring in the late 90s. He enjoyed playing tennis thoughout his life until the age of 90.
He is survived by sister-in-law, Eva Elgosin of Whitefield; nephews Joseph Elgosin, Whitefield and Anthony Elgosin, Concord; nieces Denise St. Jean, Mansfield, Mass., Nancy Elgosin and Jean Van Bushkirk, Boonsville, N.Y., Susan Walrand, Nassau, Bahamas, Elizabeth Elgosin, Middleboro, Mass., and many great nieces and nephews and friends.
Fred was predeceased by his longtime companion, Roland Guillette; brother, Dr. Richard Elgosin; sister, Helen Matthews and step brothers Charles and George Elgosin.
SERVICES: Visiting hours will be Wednesday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ross Funeral Home, Whitefield Chapel, 69 Lancaster Road, Whitefield. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday March 21, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 9 Jefferson Road, Whitefield. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Whitefield Fire/ Rescue Association Fund, 7 Jefferson Road, Whitefield, 03598 or to Gate of Heaven Parish, St Matthew's Fuel Assistance, 163 Main St., Lancaster, 03584. For more information or to send a private condolence to the family go to www.RossFuneral.com