Frederick McCandless 1935-2013

MINERAL RIDGE – Frederick McCandless, 78, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at Briarfield at the Ridge Care Center.

Born Jan. 21, 1935, in Leavenworth, Wash., he was the son of Carl Sidney and Nina Elizabeth Cahill McCandless.

Frederick had served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was committed to serving his country and made this his career as a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve, commander, Region Five. Frederick was awarded many medals during his career, which included the Naval Reserve Medal, Vietnam Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals and a Legion of Merit Medal. He retired from the service in October 1983.

Frederick married D. Todd Murdock on Aug. 29, 1997. He was very active in the Weathersfield community. He served as a member and chairman of the Weathersfield Local School District and Board of Education. He was a member and chairman of the Zoning Commission for Weathersfield Township.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Douglas (Donna) Murdock of North Carolina, Frederick (Joanne) McCandless of Washington and David (Maria) McCandless of California; grandson, Mark Henry Murdock of North Carolina; brothers, Glenn (Cherie) McCandless of Idaho and Don (Joanne) McCandless of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and/or Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA): Donation Processing Center, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086.

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