Frederick Depew, age 80, of County Rd. 14, Montour Falls, NY passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital.
Fred was born on October 28, 1930 in Montour Falls, the son of Russell and Frances Pelham Depew. He graduated from Odessa-Montour Falls Central School in 1949. He then attended Elmira College and SUNY at Oswego, where he received a degree in Vocational Technical Education.
Fred was a retired 1st Sergeant in the United States Army, serving over 20 years for the Corp. of Engineers. He also served 25 years and retired from the New York State Department of Correctional Services as an Educational Supervisor.
He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America, the BPOE of Watkins #1546, American Legion Post of Watkins Glen, and a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church of Watkins Glen. He loved his family and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Fred is survived by his wife Rosemary Simiele Depew; brothers, Claude Oliver Depew of Honeoye, Clyde Orville Depew of Prattsburg, and Eugene Nelson of Zephyrhills, Florida; sisters, Ruth Ainah Bennett of Montour Falls and Sarah Mary Copper of Florida; special niece, Krista Green, and many other wonderful nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Russell Paul, Gail Francis, and Bela Earl (Bill) Depew; and sister, Doris Anna Field. His brother, Ernest Neal Depew, passed away as an infant.
Friends may call at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 5th Street, Watkins Glen, between 4 and 8pm, Thursday, September 22, 2011. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am, Friday at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, with Father Paul Bonacci officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Watkins Glen. A reception will follow at the BPOE Lodge of Watkins #1546.
Contributions in Mr. Depew's honor may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 2386 County Route 10 - Alpine, NY 14805; the Falck Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905-1629l; or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Haughey- Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, NY.