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Frederick J. Huehnergarth

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On August 24, 2018 @ 8:33 am In Obituaries | 27 Comments

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Frederick James Huehnergarth, 62, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at home in Lititz PA.

Fred grew up in Lancaster, graduating from Manheim Township High School and Millersville University. He served in the Marine Corps, winning distinction in his platoon and proudly served as a Pennsylvania State Parole Agent until illness caused him to give up the career he so proudly loved. Fred was a devoted husband and father to his wife Natalya and his daughter Olga. He loved and rescued many animals including one of his two beloved Dachshunds, his Macaw and he supported many animal rights organizations. Fred did everything he could to battle one of the most painful diseases known to man, Trigeminal Neuralgia, losing his life to it after 7 years. He is now at peace, living his life and smiling as he should be, enjoying each day without suffering.

He is survived by his mother, Jane Huehnergarth, sister Gretchen, brother David and niece Elizabeth.

In lieu of flowers, he would have instead greatly appreciated donations to the animal rescue organization, ASPCA.

A memorial service will be held at the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, 141 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 on Monday, August 27, 2018 with reception by the family from 4-5 PM and services from 5-6 PM. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Condolences for the family of “Frederick J. Huehnergarth”

Condolence from Kelly Kephart on August 24th, 2018 6:53 pm

My deepest sympathy to the family. I am Fred’s neighbor up the street. I always saw Fred walking his dogs around 9 am faithfully. He absolutely loved his doggies! I will miss seeing and talking to Fred. I know he was in great pain, and even walked around the block with him one time helping him finish his walk. We had some nice conversations about life in general, RIP Fred.

Condolence from Beverly on August 25th, 2018 5:25 am

Sorry for your loss may you feel the arms of Jesus’s through this difficult time

Condolence from Haydn McLean on August 25th, 2018 5:56 am

To the Huehnergarth Family:

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father, son, and brother, Frederick. I was sorry to learn of his passing in the prime of life, especially after a career in which he took pride. I trust our Lord has healed him of this dread disease which we, on earth, could not do. May your memories of Frederick continue to give you thanks for his life in the years ahead, and may his legacy be a source of pride and inspiration.

Haydn McLean
Former Chaplain
Lancaster General

Condolence from Steve Remus Weems on August 25th, 2018 6:51 am

Fred always put a smile on my face for over 40+ years miss ya !

Condolence from Joseph M. Kolar Jr. on August 25th, 2018 7:07 am

Fred was one of the best Agents the Parole Board had the pleasure of employing. I truly enjoyed the time I served with him and will have many wonderful memories to carry with me the rest of my life. My sincere condolences to the family but take solace in knowing that his extreme suffering is now over and without a doubt, he is with the Lord. Fred was kind, honest and had a heart of gold, but if there was ever one way to describe him, is that he was a good, good man. I love you Fred and I will really miss you.

Condolence from Allison Savage on August 25th, 2018 7:35 am

To Gretchen and Family:

I am very sorry to hear of you loss. May the Lord hold and keep you during this time of struggle and grief. The memories you share will never leave you. “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” Mathew 5:4.

With deep sympathy,
Allie Savage (LGH ER)

Condolence from Cynthia Bard Hollinger on August 25th, 2018 9:07 am

I am so very sorry to learn that your beloved Fred is gone. As his Spanish teacher at MT, I loved his easy smile, his fun and sarcastic sense of humor, his dedication to living a healthy lifestyle, his love of life. I pray you’ll find balance as somehow you adjust to life without Fred.
With genuine sympathy,
Cynthia Bard Hollinger

Condolence from Katherine Swisher on August 25th, 2018 10:56 am

I did not know Frederick directly. However, I worked with Marilyn Huehnergarth for years and she often talked of Frederick and family members, especially of her nephews and nieces.
By way of this condolence, could you please let Marily know that I am sorry for her loss and of yours as well. May his passing bring peace to all concerned.

Condolence from Mark Clark on August 25th, 2018 12:42 pm

We send all our love and sympathy to you and all your family, Jane. Fred sounded like a terrific guy. We wish we would have known him better. I’ll always remember my mom going over to your place whenever she would hear Fred’s bird squawking to say hi.
All our love, Mark and Pat

Condolence from Dorothy Baile on August 25th, 2018 12:45 pm

You and your family have been and continue to be in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. We will always remember Fred with love.
Dorothy Baile and family

Condolence from Ellen Newton on August 25th, 2018 2:18 pm

Fred and I shared that painful diagnosis of TN, and I am very fortunate to have received it in error. I never met Fred, but we were the same age, and I feel somewhat grateful that someone bore that pain for me, no doubt aiding in the discovery of new treatments for those still suffering. Sometimes I still stare at my MRI and marvel at the strangeness of our brains, so thank you for loving him through it.

Condolence from Janet C Esh on August 25th, 2018 4:05 pm

Natalya and Olga, and extended family whom I don’t know, Robb and I share in your grief and sadness at the sudden passing of one whom you dearly loved.

Our hearts reach out to each of you.
In Jesus’ love.

Janet Banks Esh

Condolence from Kirsten R. Bishop on August 25th, 2018 6:12 pm

We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the entire family – but especially to Mother Jane and niece Elizabeth – you are in our thoughts & Prayers – we send you Blessings & Peace . Ned & Kirsten Bishop

Condolence from Janis Harrington on August 25th, 2018 9:06 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. You are such a beautiful person. I am sure that you made him feel loved and proud all of his life. Sending prayers to you and your family.
Janis Harrington

Condolence from Lea Ware on August 26th, 2018 11:00 am

I am so very sorry and saddened by this terrible news.
Fred was a wonderful person, and it was an honor to have known him.
I know Fred really loved animals, as I helped care for them when he brought them to the veterinarian.
He will be missed, but he is no longer in pain. Again, I am very sorry.

Condolence from Doug Baile on August 26th, 2018 2:12 pm

Garth… as he was known to many of us… will be sorely missed. From the time I met him in the sixth grade until his too soon departure, he has been my BFAM (brother from another mother). All the best HS stories have Fred in them.
Semper Fi Marine.!
Doug Baile

Condolence from Mark Schultz on August 27th, 2018 6:49 am

I am terribly sad that we have lost my childhood friend Fred. He was clever, creative, and charismatic, and a great person to sail through the elementary school years with. I have a special place in my heart for the entire Huehnergarth family, and Fred was the one who welcomed me first. My sympathy goes out to Jane, Gretchen, David, and of course Fred’s loved ones.

Condolence from Peggy Adams on January 31st, 2019 11:16 pm

I am sorry to have just now found out about the passing of my dear childhood friend. Fred and I became friends in second grade and enjoyed many fun times in elementary school. I remember his great love of animals, especially Snoopy. A few years ago, he told me about his illness but never complained. Fred will always remain in my fondest memories of childhood. I hope he is healed and at peace in Heaven. Deepest sympathy to his family.

Condolence from David Lane on August 27th, 2018 10:31 am

Hello, David and Family.
I was very sad to read this morning about Fred. I can only imagine the difficult period for you these last several days. I lost my older brother ten years ago. We were very close. He had a debilitating disease over two years. He died on my birthday. I will be thinking of you all today. David, I am sorry that I did not know about Fred and his challenges. Please let me know if I can be of any help.

Condolence from Jeff Breidenstine on August 27th, 2018 5:11 pm

Good friend good times and heart felt memories…smile on my face from all our adventures…blessings to the family in your hour of grief and reflection and ultimately and joy in having a part of your life spent with Fred

Condolence from Jeff Breidenstine on August 27th, 2018 5:13 pm

Good friend good times and heart felt memories…smile on my face from all our adventures…blessings to the family in your hour of grief and reflection and ultimately and joy in having a part of your life spent with Fred..

Condolence from Earl Zimmerman on August 28th, 2018 12:27 pm

Fred was one of the most kind and caring people I have ever met. We were only associated for a year or so , but during that time he was one of the best men I have ever met. Earl Zimmerman.

Condolence from Shelley Arnold Oatman on August 28th, 2018 8:47 pm

Hi Dave,
I was in Lancaster visiting my mother and saw your brother’s obituary. Even though we haven’t seen each other in quite a few years, I just wanted to say that I’m so sorry for your loss. Fred sounds like he was an extraordinarily kind and caring person. I wish you and your family peace and my sincere sympathy.

Shelley Arnold Oatman

Condolence from Rick Harrison on August 29th, 2018 10:43 pm

Mrs H, Gretchen and Dave,

I was away on business and came home to the news of Fred’s death. You guys were my second family growing up and I will always remember Fred’s laugh and friendship during those years. I reflect on those times often and all the good times on Janet Ave. Miss you and my heart goes out to you.

Condolence from Marianne Wenger on September 4th, 2018 8:01 pm

I write to your family with sympathy and empathy. My husband suffered with trigem also. He had it for 9 years. Two years ago he decided to contact Johns Hopkins hospital. We met up with a surgeon that performed an operation to releave his pain. It was definitely scary but it was worth the fright. He was tired of the strong medicine which after awhile didn’t help any more you just had to keep increasing and then you weren’t yourself too drugged up. As the spouse to watch the horrific pain he was in day after day and knowing you couldn’t help. We need to keep praying for knowledge of this disease. Again our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family.

Condolence from Babe Quintrall on September 5th, 2018 10:29 am

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. It is times like these that I am especially grateful for the promise recorded at Revelation 21:4 where it says that soon suffering, pain and death will be done away with. For now, draw close to God in prayer and he will draw close to you and provide the needed strength to carry you through the difficult days ahead. (James 4:8) All the best wishes for your family at this time, take care of each other.

Condolence from Peggy Darrah Adams on January 31st, 2019 11:29 pm

I was so sad to hear of the passing of my dear childhood friend, Fred. He was a highlight in my memories of our elementary school years. We stayed in touch from time to time over the years and I’m grateful for that. I hope he is at peace in Heaven. My sympathies to Fred’s family. Peggy Darrah Adams

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