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Fredric Boone Vath

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On January 13, 2022 @ 3:07 pm In Obituaries | 2 Comments

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Fredric Boone Vath of Lancaster, Pennsylvania passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at the age of 80. Fred died peacefully in his sleep.

Fredric was born in Reading, PA on September 6, 1941, to father Joseph Leonard Vath and mother Elva Arlene Boone Vath. After attending Reading Central Catholic High School, Fred matriculated to the University of Scranton where he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. For decades he worked as a manager at RCA, until semi-retirement led him to work at Baldwin Brass and Kelly Cadillac. His work ethic was unparalleled; during his career he moonlighted as a house painter, tree nursery worker, and TV repairman.Fred took special pride in his family and his home. The house, yard, and beloved cars were always immaculate. His love and support of his wife, children, and grandchildren was constant and enduring. He had many friends who always knew they could count on him for lively conversation, a joke or two, and maybe a game of pinochle. Fred had a generous and obliging spirit, and he was eager to lend a hand to his neighbors. He enjoyed spending the early evenings sitting on his front porch calling out greetings to passers-by, playing solitaire, and listening to the Phillies on his radio. He was a regular at the local diner where the owners knew him by name, and the waitresses saved him the best seat at the counter. He also spent many years taking his antique Pontiac to car shows after his son lovingly restored it and gave it to him as a gift. Stamp-collecting and listening to music were also great joys of his. The importance of hard work, education, and good humor were virtues he instilled in his children.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Mary Patricia Vath; children Christina Marie Lefever, Michael Joseph Vath and his wife Margaret Lauren Hughes Vath, and Anne Marie Flowers; grandchildren Megan Elizabeth Lefever, Amanda Nicole Lefever, Vincent Michael Vath, Maria Flowers, and Paul Flowers. He is also survived by his twin brother Michael Boone Vath and his wife Mary McGrath Vath, and his sister Kathleen Mary Campbell and her husband Robert M. Campbell.

Services will be private to close family only.

Condolences for the family of “Fredric Boone Vath”

Condolence from Donna Mease on February 15th, 2022 7:27 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about Fred. While it’s been many years since I’ve seen you, I remember both you and Fred fondly. My deepest sympathies to you and your family

Condolence from Carol Harting on February 16th, 2022 5:24 pm

Fred was a wonderful, fun loving man that I grew to appreciate when I hired him to paint my house and do all kinds of handyman tasks. In addition to that, he also went with me to do the wheeling and dealing when I bought two of my cars. ( I think he enjoyed the art of the deal) When I saw the “VATH” license plate at Park City Diner I would often go sit at the counter and eat with him (he could always advise me on which soup to choose). A true gentleman, he loved his family and always spoke so highly of all of you. I am sure his passing has left a deep void in your hearts. I pray that the good memories you have of him will give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. Rest in peace Fred, I am sure there is a special place in heaven for you!

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