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(Photo:   Albany Times Union, 21 March 2010, page D10)

Jack Frederick

     DIED: 18 March 2010
Source: Albany Times Union, Albany, NY, page D10

LATHAM -- Jack Frederick, 64, of Latham, beloved husband of Mary Kay Portelli Frederick, entered into eternal life suddenly on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at his home in Latham. Born in Syracuse, he was the son of Helen (Harrison) Frederick Lehner and the late Everett L. Frederick.

Jack and Mary Kay were married on October 28, 1972 in Norwich, N.Y., and the two shared a blessed union of 37 years. He was a graduate of North Syracuse High School and Windham College in Vt. He was currently the regional sales manager with Slack Chemical Company. He served on the Stewardship and St. Vincent de Paul committees at St. Ambrose Church.

Above all, Jack loved his wife, children, family and friends. His giving nature, compassion, and boundless love inspired so many and provided all with comfort and support. He was always there to offer words of wisdom and to lend a helping hand, a listening ear and an open heart. He was a friend to many and had a great compassion for the less fortunate.

Jack was an avid golfer and loved to go on cruises with Mary Kay. He enjoyed family weekends on Oneida Lake and recently restored a vintage Boston Whaler. Jack was a classic car enthusiast and always loved a good joke. He had a great appreciation for music and enjoyed playing the steel drum.

In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include his loving children, Shannon Frederick Meneses and her husband Phil, Erin Frederick and her fiance Ryan McMillen; his cherished granddaughter Violet McMillen; his sister, Ruth Cronkwright; and his dear cousin, Maureen Hallowell. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham with Rev. Francis DuBois officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church. Interment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul at St. Ambrose Church.


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