>this is surreal, but he wrote this

Frederick H. _______ (“Spike”), 89, of ____, NJ, died on 24th, May, 2010.
Frederick was born February 14, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Edward Townsend and Mabelle Irene. He was the first in his family to go to college and attended the University of Pennsylvania on a Boy Scouts of America Scholarship, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1941, having served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Pennsylvanian. He subsequently became a founding trustee of the University’s Annenberg School of Communications, a member of the Poor Richard Club, and was honored with the Alumni Award of Merit. During WWII he served in the Pacific theater and the occupation of Japan. He was recalled during the Korean action to serve as an intelligence analyst at the Pentagon where his duties included writing regular briefings for the Joint Chiefs and President Truman.
Early in his career Frederick worked for Triangle Publications where he served as promotion director of TV Guide, business and advertising manager of the Philadelphia Inquirer, director of Inquirer Charities and assistant to the publisher, Walter Annenberg. Walter Annenberg was “the best boss he ever had…” Later as corporate vice-president with Macmillan, Inc. he was president of This Week Magazine, Katherine Gibbs Schools and Stechert-Macmillan, and group chief of Gibbs and Macmillan Films. After retirement from the corporate world, Frederick was a full-time substitute teacher at _______, served on the _____ Board of Education, started the ______Alumni Society and was an avid patron of the _______ public library.
Frederick will be remembered for his quick wit, precise use of language, colorful stories and generous support and care of his family. He believed in the value of education and took great pride in the academic accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Betty Jane ______, and his eldest son, Frederick H. ______, Jr.
Frederick is survived by Susan M. _______, his loving wife of 43 years; son John E. ____, daughters Irene Hatch. ______ and Kate Townsend. ___; nephews Kenneth, Edward,, John Paul, and William; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to _____ Public Library and The Boy Scouts of America.


4 Responses to “>this is surreal, but he wrote this”

  1. 1 Niksmom May 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    >I'm so sorry for the grief and pain you are feeling. It's never easy even when you think you're prepared and expecting the end.This is lovely. Clearly, your father knew how he wanted to be remembered. He sounds like he was an amazing man. I know from your posts and tweets that you loved him so very much.I send you love and prayers for peace.

  2. 2 Beautiful Mess May 27, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    >I'm so sorry, love. I'm thinking of you and sending you so much love and peace. He had an amazing life.*HUGS*

  3. 3 cgd May 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    >I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time. ~ From LFCA~

  4. 4 Suzy May 28, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    >I'm so sorry about your father. My father died 12 years ago. It is such a difficult thing to go through.Thinking of you.~LFCA

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