BOW - Frederick Francis Dydo, 90, of Bow, formerly of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2012, after a brief illness.
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Mr. Dydo was born Oct. 3, 1922, in Manchester, the son and only child of the late Stanley P. and Katherine (Kwiatek) Dydo.
Frederick was a member of the "Greatest Generation," proudly serving his country in the U.S. Navy as a pharmacist mate 1st class in both World War II and the Korean War.
Frederick was employed by Schering-Plough Pharmaceutical Co. as a sales representative before retiring in 1983, and spent his early retirement years working for Shaw's supermarket in Hooksett. He delighted his co-workers there, and children alike, as the Santa Claus during the holiday season. Fred was known for his wit, charm, and delightful sense of humor. He was an avid and passionate Red Sox fan who passed on his passion for his team to his children and grandchildren who enjoyed watching games with him.
He adored his grandchildren and will be remembered for walks along the railroad tracks, trips to Roby's for penny candy and his magic snow globe on Christmas Eve.
Members of his family include his beloved and caring wife of 63 years, Helen (Ustaszewski) Dydo; sons Paul (Brenda) Dydo, Stephen (Patti) Dydo, David (Laurie) Dydo, Matthew (Collette) Dydo; and daughter Mary Ann (Jay) Schwab; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
services: There are no calling hours. Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Durning, Bykowski& Young Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Go to www.durningbykowskiandyoung.com to sign an on-line register.
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 27, 2012