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FRED WILLIAM BARHOFF III


1930 - 2018
FRED WILLIAM BARHOFF III Obituary
BARHOFF, Fred William, III Passed away peacefully on May 6th at the age of 87. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline (White) Barhoff, the two just having celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They lived in Plymouth, MA, formerly of West Hartford, CT. He is survived by his three children: Karen Barhoff Dillon and husband Luke of Boston, MA, Jeffrey William Barhoff and wife Julie of Washington, D.C., and Jane Barhoff Ypsilantis and husband Mark of Arlington, MA. The couple were blessed with eight grandchildren: Christopher Dillon, Jennifer Milligan, Kelly Gleason, Alexia Barhoff, William Barhoff, Luke Ypsilantis, Petra Ypsilantis, and Caterina Ypsilantis.

Fred was born in Hartford, CT on July 11th, 1930 to Fred William Barhoff, Jr. and Elizabeth Mary (McKone) Barhoff. He was brother to the late Elizabeth Pennock and Barbara Irwin, and survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He graduated from Kingswood School in 1948, and was named to the School's Athletic Hall of Fame for his key role as quarterback of the 1945 undefeated, untied football team. Fred was class of 1952 at Yale University, majoring in American studies. There he played handball, baseball, and football, and was a member of Chi Phi and Wolf's Head Honors Society. Fred then completed Officer's Candidate School in New London, CT and served as a Lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard until 1954. Fred and Jackie were married in Dwight Chapel at Yale in 1953.

Shoreline Industries in CT is where Fred began his professional career in manufacturing. He then worked for a decade at WR Grace Company in NJ, as GM of the Daily Division. In 1967 they moved to Hingham, MA where he worked for Brockton Sole & Plastics. In 1969 the family relocated to Ann Arbor, MI, where Fred was GM for the Uniloy Division of Hoover Ball & Bearing. His team there was instrumental in developing the first plastic milk bottle. In 1978 Fred moved the family back to the East Coast, where he became VP of Manufacturing for Gloucester Engineering. At the age of 50, Fred and his son Jeff founded New England Mold, an injection mold manufacturing company with two locations in Sterling, MA and Cromwell, CT.

Fred was an ardent reader and an avid tennis player into his 80s. He was a devoted sports fan, enjoying collegiate sporting events but above-all, a passionate Red Sox fan. He served for many years as a member of the vestry at St. James's Episcopal Church in West Hartford, CT. Fred's family meant the world to him. He eagerly looked forward to hosting gatherings and took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on May 22nd at 11am, at St. James's Episcopal Church in West Hartford, at 1018 Farmington Avenue. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Fairview Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at Kingswood Oxford School. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. James Episcopal Church or Kingswood Oxford School. For more information or to sign the online guestbook, please visit cartmelldavis.com
Published in The Boston Globe on May 13, 2018
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