Visitation- Friday October 2, 2020 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at our Bayport Funeral Home, 683 Montauk Hwy.
Masonic Service- Friday October 2, 2020 at 7:45 p.m. at our Bayport Funeral Home, 683 Montauk Hwy.
Funeral Service- Friday October 2, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. at our Bayport Funeral Home, 683 Montauk Hwy.
Interment- Saturday October 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Ann's Cemetery, Sayville
Frederick William Herold, 99, a long time resident of Bayport, and lifelong member of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Sayville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Mr. Herold was the oldest surviving member of the Sayville High School class of 1938, where he Played for the Suffolk County Championship Tennis Team, and was Captain of the Chess Club. In 1940, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving until 1946. During that time he learned to fly, beginning his lifelong passion for aviation.
He was a proud member of the Secret Order of the Quiet Birdmen, founded in 1921 by WWI pilots, and whose membership includes Buzz Aldrin, Charles Lindbergh, and Fiorello LaGuardia.
In 1944 he was raised into the fraternal order of The Masonic Brotherhood, and served as Master of the Connetquot Lodge in 1962. He was recently honored as the oldest living past master in Suffolk County.
In 1949, he married his beloved Muriel Lyons at St. Ann’s church. After leaving the Navy, he worked for Republic Aviation Corp., and later founded and operated Interstate Battery System of Long Island. In 1989, he and Muriel moved to St. Croix, USVI, where they spent 18 years, during which time he was a literacy volunteer, and an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Christiansted.
Fred loved boating, memorably sailing his Pearson ‘36 from Long Island to St. Croix with his brother Richard, celebrating his 70th birthday during the journey. He was also an avid golfer.
Most of all, Fred loved the adventure of travel. He flew his single engine Cessna across the United States, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. He and Muriel also traveled to Europe and Asia, and spent months trailering throughout Alaska.
Fred is survived by his wife of 71 years, Muriel, his daughters Melanie Awe of Rhode Island, and Pamela Evans and her husband Matthew of North Carolina, and his grandchildren, Christian, Jeremy, India, Holiday and Hamilton Awe. He is predeceased by his son Gary and his son-in-law Donald.
Fred would have turned 100 on November 3rd.
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