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 Frederick Charles “Fred” Dane, Sr

Frederick Charles “Fred” Dane, Sr

Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA
Death 15 May 2012 (aged 80)
California, USA
Burial Cecil, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 90426993 · View Source
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Frederick C. Dane
June 27, 1931 - May 15, 2012
Resident of San Jose, CA

Frederick age 80, passed away on May 15, 2012 while in the hospital. He had been battling multiple issues from Renal Failure, COPD, and since April 12, Pleural Effusion, Hypoxia and an undiagnosed problem associated with Mesothelioma. His daughter, Lorraine was present at his bedside aiding him as he went peacefully from this world to the next.

Frederick was born on his grandparents farm (BIGGERSTAFF) in the town of Pendleton, OR. Old friends and new also knew him as "Fred."

He is survived by his two sisters Joanne Lovelace (Willard) of AR, and Kathy Oberholtzer of OR; step-daughter Catherine Hardin of HI; three children Ramona of CA, Lorraine & (Rodney Boyer) of PA. And during his retirement Frederick found great joy visiting his grandchildren: Marie-Cathleen (PA), Michelle Giovengo (Michael) of PA and five great-grandchildren: Alex, Cassie, Dom, Crystal, and Catalina (all from PA) & female Boyer (Charlize Boyer due on May 30th); Frederick Jr. (Yolanda) of NV, and granddaughter Nicole Hewitt & daughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Mary JARDIN Dane.

Frederick enlisted with the US Navy in 1948, at the age of 17. His career took him to Kodiak,Alaska; Norfolk,Virginia; Barbara's Point, Hawaii; Long Beach, California; Iwakuni, Japan and finally Charleston, SC. He attained the Naval rating of MN1 (Mineman First Class) and retired in 1968 with an Honorable discharge.

After retirement, Frederick attended San Jose City College and received an Associate in Arts Degree: Electronic Technology. He later attained a job at the college and retired after 15 years of service.

In his personal time, he enjoyed working outdoors and helping those in need. He also had a passion in the development of a Mineman Association web page which is located at: Other interest included being a member at the local Senior Center. His hobby was flying remote control airplanes.

Frederick Charles Dane was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick & Ada Dane & wife Mary Jardin Dane.
Frederick's cremains will be taken to his daughter's home in Pennsylvania for future burial in the Veteran's National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Like my father, I'm painfully stubborn to accept help And, I would like to extend my deep appreciation to visitors, and care helpers during this time.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Charles “Fred” Dane, Sr (27 Jun 1931–15 May 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90426993, citing National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Caring Graver (contributor 48870039) .