Frederick “Fred” Arters

December 29, 1942 ‒ February 23, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Frederick “Fred” Arters was called home by God on February 23, 2018. He was born December 29, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, and born again March 10, 1980.

He proudly served in the U.S. Navy for nearly 8 years. He was an electronic gadget guy, and an electrician for most of his life. He loved music and played everything he could get his hands on, including the toilet paper holder, and he was the King of Simple Machines. He could diagnose a car by listening to its noises. He was proud of his kids, loved his wife, and was happy that his line didn’t die. He loved and provided for his family faithfully, and above all, he loved the Lord.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of over 52 years, Barbara (Cassano); children, Brian (Melissa) Arters, Fred (Emily) Arters and Darlene (Geoff) Inscho; 11 grandchildren, John, Nicolas, Freddie Jo, Madison, Brian II “Gussie”, Luke, Noah, Lizzy, Lyla, Maci, and Nolan; 1 sister, Joyce Crishock; 2 brothers, James (Jackie) Falcone and Dick Arters; in-laws, Sam (Fran) Reinsel, Kathy (John) Cassano, Nanci Cassano, and Roni (Kenny) Weber; numerous nieces and nephews … and a brand new banjo.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. Celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Highpoint Nazarene Church, 795 Pollock Road, Delaware, with Pastor Mike Cheek officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Disabled American Veterans.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • Aunt Barb, cousins Freddy, Brian, and Darlene;
    Some special memories of Uncle Fred are the hunting lessons and trips/adventures we had:
    Knocking over saplings in his VW Thing, looking for that rabbit patch all over Harborcreek, spooking a giant buck in the middle of a field, making a campfire with the help of his special fire starter(Coleman fuel), warming up by the fire with our rifles resting by a tree as a herd of deer walk by on the other side of the fire, eating missed buckshot from rabbits we shot, the dreaded woods toilets, drilling holes in my mom’s van console to mount a CB, and just his great laugh and silly pranks. I will miss you Uncle Fred.

  • If, for any reason, Fred has been assigned an office in heaven, I’m sure he has already found someone to pick up the trash and sweep the floor for him! Such fun in the Harmony Camp office. And Santa Claus, what joy he brought to the kiddos in our home a few years ago! We will miss you Fred (Santa Claus) and the mischievous twinkle in your eye. We’ll meet again some day.

    Donna Sprunger and Phil

  • I worked with Fred many years ago at Port Erie Plastics. He taught me so much about the electronics of the machines we worked on. As I remember, Fred was a joker, a musician and a great family man. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing, and will remember Fred always.

  • Saddened to hear of Fred’d passing. He was one of my first friends at Tech Memorial in 1960. We were both enrolled in the electricity program. Fred was high energy, and always ready for a laugh or a prank. He and I later served in the same unit in the Navy reserve. We attended boot camp together, later on we were both in technical school at Great Lakes and eventually ended up in Norfolk Va. He served on a carrier and I was on an Amphib ship 20 miles away at Little Creek. We kept in touch off and on over the years via email. My memories of him are vivid and he will be missed.
    Robert Rainey, Tech Memorial Class of 62,

  • Very sad to learn of Fred’s passing. He was a great friend back in our teenage years when I lived in Erie and he will be missed.

  • Barb and family, sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband/father. With sympathy and prayers.
    Sherry Baniszewski

  • We send you all our condolences. Know that we are praying for you during this difficult time. With Love- The Fosnaught/ Lawing family❤

  • Fred, you laughed at my jokes and encouraged me to pray with fervor. You were a good man. Glad I got to know you and your family. They are great people. I know you are racing Jesus up and down roads, beaches, and everywhere now that you are free and healed in the land of no more sadness. I picture you running a lot and laughing even more up in Heaven. Seems fitting.

    Barb, Darlene, Geo, and FJ: My heart is broken for you. I’m sorry for your loss. I hope your heart is encouraged in time knowing that Fred’s with his best friend, Jesus now. The best place ever.