Walter H. Fredrickson, 89, of Ridgewood Dr., passed away Monday afternoon, December 23, 2019 at The Pines of Glens Falls.
Born on March 5, 1930 in Manhattan, he was the son of the late Hans and Charlotte (Ogren) Fredrickson.
Walter graduated from Tottenville High School and was employed by the New York Telephone Company. He was drafted by the United States Army during the Korean War and served from June 1, 1951 to June 1, 1953. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to the telephone company where he worked until his retirement in 1989.
On April 12, 1958, he married Seija Unkonmaanaho in Staten Island, NY. In 2002, Walter and his wife moved to Lake Luzerne where they could enjoy retirement in the Adirondacks.
Walter enjoyed sports and was an avid Mets fan. He played softball, was in a bowling league, and enjoyed camping in the Adirondack Park with friends and family. After retiring, he and Seija took several cruises and bus tours to visit favorite places in both the United States and abroad.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Seija Fredrickson; their four children; several grandchildren; Kristine (Jacob) Raborn, Ryan, Shane, Mark and Madelyn Fredrickson, Fredrick and Charlotte Biancardi, John and Tomas Anderson; great-grandson, Ryder Raborn; sister Myrtle (Walter) Johnson.
In keeping with Walter’s wishes, there are no calling hours or funeral services scheduled. A celebration of life will be held at the family’s convenience.
Contributions in Walter’s memory may be made to the Double H Hole in the Woods, 97 Hidden Valley Rd. Lake Luzerne, NY 12846.
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