February 08, 1930 ‒ January 28, 2016
Derek E. Fraser, 85 of Galion passed away Thursday morning, January 28 2016 in Altercare of Bucyrus where he has been a resident for the past four years.
He was born February 8, 1930 in India and was the son of Herman Ernest and Mabel (Duke) Fraser. Derek married Elizabeth G. “Betty” (Woods) Fraser on March 21, 1953 and they enjoyed 61 years until her passing on December 16, 2014.
Derek and Betty moved to Galion in 1967 and he worked at the former ITT North Electric in Galion where he was a design engineer and went into sales where he traveled all over the world. Derek loved gardening, fishing and especially spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, David (Terri) Fraser of Ostrander, Jane Fraser of Northwood, Simon (Carmen) Fraser of Mansfield and Christine (Joe) Ward of Vero Beach, Fla.; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and a sister, Barbara Brown of Middlesex, England,
In addition to his parents and wife he is also preceded in death by a daughter Shirley Loyer, sisters Mitzi Paczensky, Kathleen Bobb and Irene Fraser and brothers Gerry, George and Lloyd Fraser.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Derek Fraser, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.