Robert M. Frederick

BROGUE Robert M. Frederick, 67, died Thursday, August 30, 2012, at 9:35 a.m. at The Haven at Springwood. He was the husband of Christine "Sparky" S. (Barrett) Frederick, with whom he celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary September 23, 2011. Viewing will be Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. at Workinger-Semmel Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., 849 E. Market St., York. Cremation will follow with burial to be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens Friday at 10 a.m. Full military rites will be presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard, of which Mr. Frederick was a member and past officer. A procession will form at the entrance to the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Mr. Frederick was born March 28, 1945, in York, a son of the late John H. Frederick, Sr. and Olivia (Coxen) Van Heiningen. Mr. Frederick retired from Caterpillar as an electrician after 30 years and served as a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer of the PA Game Commission for 35 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran during the Vietnam War, where he served as a Navy Seal. He received the following decorations for his heroic actions; Silver Star, Purple Heart and Navy Commendation with V device. He was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks and White Rose V.F.W. Post #556. A life member of both the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. Post #35 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart Post #390. He was a graduate of Susquehannock High School, Class of 1963 and a York Diver instructor. Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Bobbie Hepfer and her husband Charles; one brother, John "Jack" Frederick, Jr.; two step-daughters, Karen and Kelly Behler; and one step grandson, Donovan Behler. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Provenza. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Penn State Veterans Award, c/o Metro Bank, 2160 S. Queen St., York, PA 17402.

Funeral Home

Workinger Semmel Funeral Home York
849 E. Market Street York, PA 17403
(717) 854-2315

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Sept. 4, 2012