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Frederick Coleman Pafenbach

Death 1 Jan 2007 (aged 84)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 17305132 · View Source
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Frederick Coleman Pafenbach of Vero Beach, FL died Monday, January 1, 2007 at Indian River Medical Center. Mr. Pafenbach was born July 22, 1922 in Hartford, CT. When Fred was twelve, the Pafenbach family moved to Dalton, MA. He married Phyllis M. Sargent of Groveland, MA on April 8, 1944. The couple made their home in Dalton and raised their 3 children, Jean, David and Caylah Nanci.

Mr. Pafenbach was an Inventory Control Specialist at General Electric in Pittsfield, MA for 35 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Pafenbach retired to Vero Beach, FL in 1982. Mr. Pafenbach served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Unity Lodge F & A.M. in Dalton and a member of the Dalton Congregational Church. He was also a member of the Community Church in Vero Beach, FL.

Fred was a longtime member of the Barbershop Society in Vero Beach. Until two years ago Fred and his wife spent summers on Lake Winnepausaukee, living on their sailboat, while Fred worked at Fay's Boat Yard, Ships Chandlery in Gilford, NH.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Phyllis M. Pafenbach, daughters, Jean C. Miller and her husband the Reverend Dr. Don Miller of Topeka, KS, Caylah Nanci Pafenbach Duda and her husband, John J. Duda, Jr. of Gill, MA. Daughter-in-law, Patricia Walker of Windsor, MA, brothers, William M. Pafenbach, Jr. of Boynton Beach, FL and Robert W. Pafenbach of Sterling Heights, MI. A grandson, Christopher A. Miller, granddaughters, Allison M. Blackwell, Lori M. Hicks, Jennifer Pafenbach Lander, Carrie Pafenbach Aherne, Jessamyn Pafenbach House and Rebecca Pafenbach House. There are ten great-grandchildren.

Frederick's son, David Sargent Pafenbach of Windsor, MA died September 26, 2005.

The funeral service will be held at the Community Church, United Church of Christ, 1901 23rd St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2007. The service will be led by Dr. Ronald R. White. There will be a reception following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome!

Strunk Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Church, United Church of Christ, 1901 23rd St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 or VNA Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Simultaneously, there will be a Service of Remembrance Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the Dalton Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Main St., Dalton, MA.


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