William Herbert “Bill” Frederick, Sr.

June 05, 1925 ‒ October 18, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: William Herbert “Bill” Frederick, Sr. went home to be with the Lord Sunday evening October 18, 2015 in his daughter’s Mansfield home surrounded by all five of his children, following a brief illness. He was 90.

Bill was born June 5, 1925 in Mount Vernon, KY to parents William M. & Sarah E. (Blanton) Frederick. He proudly served his country with the US Navy during WWII. While on a two-week leave (between Bill’s postings at the Invasion of Normandy and the South Pacific), he married a beautiful young lady named Barbara Williams on September 13, 1944. The couple met during a snowball fight, but that may have been one of the only fights they ever had.

Bill worked for Westinghouse for over 29 years until his retirement in 1988. He always put his family first—sacrificing his own comfort so they had food to eat and nice shoes to wear. In later years, Bill enjoyed travelling, gardening, mushroom hunting, and especially fishing. He was also proud to wear his veteran’s cap and loved telling war stories. Bill loved to eat his daughter Claudia’s cooking! But above all, he cherished spending time with his children, grandchildren, and the whole family.

He was a member of First Alliance Church in Mansfield and of VFW Post #5101 in Lexington. Bill will be remembered as a great man of God who was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years Barb Frederick of Mansfield; five children (and spouses): Claudia & James Keller of Mansfield, Vicki & Bud Sahr of Winter Springs, FL, Brenda & Paul Hollinger of Mansfield, John & Paulette Frederick of Galion, and William H. Frederick, Jr. of Mansfield; 40 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a brother John C. Frederick and a sister Wanda Gilliam.

Friends may call 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring his life will be held 11 a.m. Friday and friends may also call the hour before the service. Pastor Bruce Philippi will officiate and burial will follow in the veteran’s section of Mansfield Cemetery with graveside military honors performed by the Richland County Joint Veteran’s Burial Detail.

Contributions in his memory to OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Bill’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • I will miss my Uncle Herb so much! What a wonderful man he was! All my love goes to Claudia, Vicki, Brenda, John, and Billyand of course Barb! What a wonderful family they are! Love you all so much!

  • One of the nicest people I have met in my life. You have left many many people who cared deeply for you – including me. May God bless your soul.

  • Special prayers to Barb and the children in the loss of Bill. He was an exceptional man with a great memory and heart of gold. I remember him wearing his military uniform on veterans day at church not to many years ago. Not many people could do that after all these years. Loved he and Barb dearly.

  • My deepest sympathy to Barb, Claudia, Vicki, Brenda, John & Billy and the rest of the family. I will always remember all the good times and laughter we had a Grandma’s and all the other get togethers. He will be greatly missed. Hugs to all of you!!

  • What a privilege we had to know Bill Fredrick when he knew we were at an event that he was at he always looked us up because he knew we loved listening to his war stories and he loved telling them.Condolences to Barb and the Frederick family love you all

  • I am so sorry for your loss, he was a very sweet man. Our prayers are with you at this time.

  • We will miss you uncle Bill. We are so sorry for your loss Aunt Barb, Claudia, Vicki, Brenda, John and Billy. You are all in our prayers. God Bless and We love you all.

  • Bill was such an enjoyable person. His stories were the best! Our prayers and love are with the family during this most painful time.

  • Brenda, I am so sorry to learn about your dad. I so enjoyed talking with him at the doctor’s office in late August. He was as very nice gentleman.

    • I was so sorry to hear about my uncle Herb passing. You were a sweet, caring man and always good to me. Love you.

  • Our prayers and thoughts to Herb`s family. Claudia, Vicki, Brenda, John, Billy and of course barb. He was a wonderful, sweet man. And always good to me and everybody else. Love you

  • My deepest & most sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Seaman 1st Class, William H. Frederick, US Navy / WWII Veteran. We are the land of the free because we are the home of the Brave. Brave Heroes like Seaman 1st Class, William H. Frederick, US Navy / WWII Veteran. Rest in peace Brave Hero.

    Gary Knight
    Ohio Patriot Guard
    District 2 Captain

    In Memory Of:
    SSGT Mathew F. Knight US AIR FORCE Korea
    TEC 4 William L. Carter US ARMY WWII
    PFC William E. Hoffman US ARMY WWII

  • I am so sorry for your loss, I know this is a hard time for your family. i am going to miss his stories.