Frederick A. (Fred) Kephart
Binghamton – Frederick A. (Fred) Kephart of Binghamton, NY passed away peacefully Wednesday evening March 2, 2022 after a extended sickness that he battled valiantly and with his usual Combating spirit each and every day. Fred had just celebrated his 78th birthday on February 3rd with loved ones, food and a race to see who identified as him initially. We will don’t forget him for his love of fishing with his several buddies, his creative genius and the potential to repair or make just about anything, his perform ethic and tricky driving spirit, his time at their camp in Cape Vincent with his boat, and his appreciate of warmth and sunshine in his condominium in Clearwater Florida. Always conscious of his humble educational history, he was most happy of his incredible academic accomplishment of acquiring his welding teacher certification from Purdue College and Wastenaw Community School in Michigan. For above two decades his considerable information of welding enabled a innumerable number of apprentices and journeymen to far better their life by his instruction. His perseverance and passion to his trade will have on via individuals he had taught in excess of the years. He was retired from the Plumbers and Steamfitters neighborhood 112 immediately after 57 several years of company. Fred was a veteran of the US Military where he acquired his well-known eagle/hen of paradise tattoo. Most of all we will remember him for his adore of his spouse and children. Fred is survived by his wife and finest close friend, Patricia. They ended up hunting ahead to celebrating 56 yrs of relationship this Spring. He is also survived by his little ones and their people of whom he was so happy: Carrie Broughton and son-in-regulation Jim Broughton, Cristie Kephart-Downs and her partner Tricia Kephart-Downs. Pop-Pop to his loving granddaughters, Brittney Rood and Ian, Jamie Collins and Zack, and Megan Broughton. The most important pleasure of his lifetime has been the addition of his fantastic grandchildren Nora Rood, Rhea Rood and Cora Collins. They introduced a smile to his encounter just about every time he observed them, got to maintain them or specifically if he got a kiss. Fred is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Jack (Bev) Kephart, Ted Kephart, Paulette (Gary) Fast, Pat (Jim) Brewer, Cindy (Paul) Pickering, sisters-in-law Joey Kephart, Carmie Kephart, his mother-in-regulation Margaret Pitel, his Sister-in-regulation Mary Jo and Fred Lucas and a lot of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his moms and dads Dorothy and John Kephart, his brothers Tommy, Jerry and Chuck Kephart and sister-in-regulation Carol Kephart and niece Jeanne Bronson.
The loved ones needs to thank the crisis division workers, hospitalist team, the neurocritical care crew and the North Tower 4 staff members at Wilson Hospital for the exemplary care and awareness they delivered to Fred to keep him comfy in the course of his transition from this life.
Fred’s request was to be cremated with his ashes to be distribute on Lake Ontario. A celebration of lifetime and accumulating of family members and buddies will be held in early summertime. In memory of Fred, the loved ones asks you to be sure to think about a donation to Catherine’s Cupboard at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1031 Chenango St. Binghamton, NY. 13901. Preparations made by AEGIS CREMATION & FUNERAL Expert services, 196 Clinton St. Binghamton, NY.
It was a amazing journey with you……….
Posted on the internet on March 04, 2022
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