Frederick R. Echelbarger

Frederick R. Echelbarger, 90, formerly of Westhaven Drive, Fostoria, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at Independence House. He was born July 29, 1923 in Gibsonburg, Ohio to Burman and Laura (Burkett) Echelbarger. He married JoAnne O’Brien on August 18, 1946 in Fostoria and she preceded him in death on September 26, 1998.
Surviving are sons, Michael (Vickie) Echelbarger of West Millgrove and Patrick (Leticia) Echelbarger of Santa Cruz, CA; daughter, Kristy Echelbarger of Findlay; sister, Norma Steedman of Lancaster; and grandchildren, Wesley and Emilio Echelbarger
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Norman Echelbarger; and sister, Phyllis Schroff.
Fred retired in 2003 as an Attorney of Guernsey & Echelbarger in Fostoria. He was also the former Law Director for the City of Fostoria.
A 1941 Graduate of Fostoria High, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University, and his “Juris Doctorate” Law degree from Ohio Northern University.
He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria, a 50 year member of Fostoria Lodge #288 F&AM, and former member of Valley Creek Lodge, Fostoria Country Club, Rotary and Lions Club.
Fred loved playing golf & pool, he was the Club Champion at the Country Club twice. He enjoyed the outdoors, bow hunting and fishing.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at noon at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Michael Malcosky officiating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday 2 hours prior to the service, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria where Military honors will be conducted by the United Veteran of Fostoria
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kaubisch Memorial Library in Fostoria or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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