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Frederick Stelzer

March 4, 1939 June 13, 2011
Frederick Stelzer
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Frederick Stelzer, 72, of Ludlow passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family on Monday June 13, 2011. Born in Greenport on Long Island, N.Y. he was the son of the late Carl and Eleanor (Hasslinger) Stelzer. Fred spent his early years on Long Island actively participating in many sports from basketball to baseball. In fact he played baseball with fellow Long Islander and Red Sox great, Carl Yastrzemski. He was also a proud member of the Mattituck Volunteer Fire Department. He worked for over 35 years at Praxair as a Superintendent of Distribution before his retirement and he served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and camp as well as a truck and tractor enthusiast. Fred leaves his beloved wife of 50 years Julie (Ferreira) Stelzer of Ludlow; loving children Cheryl Pellegrini of Ludlow and Gene Stelzer and his wife Leemarie of Chicopee; cherished grandchildren Nick Pellegrini, Benjamin Pellegrini, Lyle Stelzer, Kristopher Stelzer and Sarah Mutch, mother of his first great grandchild; his brother Carl (Rip) Stelzer and his wife Frances of Long Island, sister Madeline Haas of Long Island, brother-in-law Manuel Ferreira and his wife Doris of South Carolina and his brother-in-law and best friend Attilio Di Cassio and his wife Elsie of South Dennis, MA. Sadly Frederick was predeceased by his grandson Jason Frederick Pellegrini in 2003 as well as his sisters-in-law, Aldina Costa, Marie Rodrigues and his brother-in-law Anthony Ferreira. Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 16th, 2011 from the Ludlow Funeral Home. A chapel service, with Monsignor Gosselin presiding, is to begin at 11:00am with visiting hours preceding the service from 9:30am-11:00am, burial with military honors will be held privately by the family. Since Fred had a love of animals, in lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in his memory to MSPCA PO Box 319 South Deerfield, MA. 01373. or to Baystate VNA & Hospice, 50 Maple St. Springfield, MA.

Since Fred had a love of animals, in lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in his memory to MSPCA PO Box 319 South Deerfield, MA. 01373. or to Baystate VNA & Hospice, 50 Maple St. Springfield, MA.

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