Watertown- The funeral service for Frederick N. Deline, 81, will be Saturday, March 9, 11am, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Rev. Jonas Tandayu officiating. A prayer service will be held at 10:15 am before the funeral at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Calling hours will be Friday, March 8 from 3p-6p at the funeral home. Spring burial will be held in Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown.
Mr. Deline passed away at the Samaritan Medical Center March 6 where he had been a resident for a short time.
He was born in Watertown March 7, 1931, a son to Norman and Marie Strong Deline. He was educated in the Immaculate Heart Central School system. He married Rita Ann Coleman on March 31, 1951. Mrs. Deline passed away February 17, 1976. He married Joan Green in 1981.
He began his employment working for Herrings Paper Company. He then worked at General Electric for 22 years as an electrician technician. Following his retirement from General Electric, he owned his own business locally as a general contractor.
He enjoyed camping, building things, and family gatherings.
Surviving are 4 daughters: Kathryn (Fred) Garnsey, Watertown, Nancy (Jim) Rainbow, DeRuyter, Patricia (Earl) Schell, Wolcott, Donna Michelle Deline, Gouverneur; a son: David F. (Mary) Deline, Calcium; a brother: Robert (Mary Jane) Deline, Florida; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.Donations may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association 8037 Black River Rd., Watertown, NY 13601 or The American Heart Association, PO Box 155, Watertown, NY 13601.
Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.
Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.