Frederick Allan Altdoerffer

November 17, 1942 ‒ November 06, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

Frederick Allan Altdoerffer, 78, of Sunbury, Ohio passed away November 6th, 2020.

He was born to the late Dr. Allan and Jane Altdoerffer in Youngstown, Ohio on July 17th, 1942. Fred loved his family, friend, and a well-poured Manhattan cocktail. Over the years, Fred collected fond memories with the “bridge-club gang”, neighbors, co-workers and family. Some of Fred’s favorite things included American history, especially the Civil War era, gardening, bird-watching, his grandchildren and his beloved wife.

Honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy as an ET-2, second class petty officer, he served as an Electronic Technician at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station from 1960-1963.

Fred graduated from The Rayen School and Youngstown State University with a Bachelors degree in Geography.

Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Rebecca; his son, Lincoln and his wife Stephanie; his daughter, Gretchen and her husband Dustin Coss; grandchildren, Cora, Chloe, Wes, Shannon, and Brooke; his sister Nancy and her husband Bill Monroe.

Fred was preceded in death by his brother, Robin Altdoerffer.

A future celebration of life will be held this summer. Fred is dearly missed and remembered.

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Lots of love and prayers from Boston to the whole family🙏🏻

    Pete, Norine, Maeve and Liam Fetter

  • A giant has fallen!
    Fred we will miss you. You could make us laugh and you could make us cry. Your wit and sense of humor was unmatched by all. And who are we gonna call for our million dollar question. You had an answer for everything. Will never have a Manhattan again without thinking of you.

    Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Becky, Lincoln, Gretchen and the whole family!
    Jack and Eva
    From the bridge-club gang

  • Becky,
    My heartfelt thoughts for you. Fred was one of a kind – full of laughter and knowledge. I’ll never forget our early trips to the Lake Erie wineries. He loved it! And so did we. After you moved to this area, our lunches at many varied places were something we loved and looked forward with anticipation. Seeing old “gang” friends always helped whatever ailed us! We will keep in touch.
    Carole Kyser (Tom,too)

  • My wife, Lucky, loved her cousin Fred. Somewhere I have a picture of a young Fred in a train engineer’s cap running his model trains for his awestruck cousins. A good guy from a wonderful family. My condolences to Becky, Linc, and Gretchen. I hope to see you next summer. — Bill Brenner

  • Dear Becky, Lincoln, and Gretchen,

    It’s been a very long time since we’ve seen each other. I still remember all of you with great fondness. I remember Fred as one of the good guys. Take care of each other. Barbara Gaffey

  • Hi Becky, Lincoln, and Gretchen, So very sorry to hear about Fred. I can remember babysitting Lincoln ages ago. Such a sweet and loving family! May the hope of the resurrection at John 5:28, 29 give you comfort during this sad time. Love and prayers, Mary Grace ( Gaffey) Chiarella

  • Becky and family,
    I am sorry to learn of Fred’s death. Please extend my condolences to your children and Nancy and Bill Monroe

  • Our deepest sympathy to Becky, Lincoln and Gretchen. We worked with Fred at the Western Reserve Economic Development Agency in Warren, Ohio and of course, Fred and Patrick were ‘Saturday farmers,’ at Model Farm, Patrick’s parent’s farm in Niles. More beer was consumed than corn grew perhaps, but Patrick has great memories of those days.
    Our condolences to all, Holly and Patrick McMahon

  • Dear Becky, Lincoln and Gretchen,
    Fred was quite a fun guy. We had lots of good times both at WREDA and on other occasions. The lamb roast at the “ model farm” comes to mind and bowling at the office on the new Wang Computer.
    Sincere sympathy to all of you .
    Anne McMahon Sullivan

  • We are sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Remembering all the fun times in Youngstown.

    Your family has our deepest sympathy.

    Larry and Marti Flint

  • Dear Becky,
    I am so sad to hear of Fred’s passing. I have held both of you in my heart as two of my best friends for over 60 years. Both of you and your families always opened your arms and your homes to me. Those relationships were so important in guiding me into adulthood. I have been surrounded by high quality friends my whole life. They are precious to me. I will miss Fred in that circle but always remember his voice, his sense of humor and his kindness. I am so glad we all got to visit in Sunbury a few years ago.
    Jim Carroll

  • Dear Becky,

    With Deepest Sympathy I send this note. So sorry for your loss as he was a
    special person and I know you will miss him. Will always remember the
    bridge games,
    dances and the fun we had together.

    Love Mary Helen

  • Becky, Lincoln and Gretchen, I am so sad to hear of Fred’s passing. He was my big cousin, and I loved the times that we spent together in Youngstown, Canfield, or Hudson. He was my big older cousin, wise, funny and lovely to be with. Deepest sympathies from my family to yours.
    Kathleen Christman

  • Hello, Becky
    A note to tell you how sorry I am for you at Fred’s death. I recently heard of his passing, after a search looking for you. I know this is a voice from your past, but know that I understand your sorrow. Love also to Gretchen and Lincoln, and all your family.
    Cathy chestnut

  • I was so saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. He was such a joy to work with, always pleasant and ready to help everyone. My love to the his family ❤️

  • I had the pleasure of working with Fred at Lowes in York. You could not find a better person. Always kind and helpful to everyone. He wias truly missed when he retired. To his family, my sympathy for your loss.
    Vicki Blouse

  • Fred was the nicest person, always cheerful and we had such nice talks in the breakroom at Lowe’s. He had such a great sense of humor and got my twisted humor without judgment. It’s so sad to hear this and my thoughts go out to his friends and family.

  • I worked with Fred at Lowes 415 in York Pa nobody could have asked for a nicer person to work with always a smile and made us laugh in the break room would always help you with anything you asked so sorry for your loss rip Fred

  • I worked with Fred at Lowe’s. One of the nicest men I have ever known. He will be truly missed, I will definitely miss his contagious smile.

  • I worked with Fred for a number of years at Lowe’s in York Pa. one of the truly nicest people I have ever known. So sorry for your loss, prayers for the entire family .

  • I was so saddened to learn about Fred’s passing. My heart goes out to his entire family. He was a wonderful gentleman very kind and always willing to help always had a smile and I loved working with him over the years at Lowe’s he will be sadly missed. Please know that he impacted so many of our lives he was a great man heartfelt prayers and God bless.