Paul A. Frederick 1925-2013

LEAVITTSBURG – Paul Adam Frederick, 87, of Leavittsburg, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

He was born Oct. 24, 1925, in Leavittsburg, a son of the late Paul T. and Helen Frederick.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Paul “Snap” Frederick was a lifelong Leavittsburgian. The house he built on the corner served as a cornerstone of the community, and more often, a home for the generations that have passed through it.

He influenced and touched countless lives, and was a model of hard work, quiet generosity, strength, dependability and the importance of an ornery sense of humor.

Despite working two jobs most of his life, including 27 years at LTV Steel as an overhead crane operator, he still found time to shoot hoops when he got home, even if he was still wearing his steel-toed boots.

His family was his first priority; he was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His legacy can never be summarized, but will live on in the countless stories he told in the hearts of those who were blessed to be a part of his life.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Callahan Frederick of Leavittsburg, whom he married on Dec. 31, 1947; son, Dennis (Teresa) Frederick of Leavittsburg; daughter, Carol Coates of Clearwater, Fla.; son, Keith A. (Billie) Frederick of Ridge Manor, Fla.; sister, Vera Hann of Leavittsburg; brother, William (Helen) Frederick of Leavittsburg; and grandchildren, Tim Coates, Mathew Frederick, Kori Frederick and Jason Frederick.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul T. Frederick, and mother, Helen Irene Wendelken.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where Pastor Dee Emmert will officiate.

Arrangements were handled by Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.

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