Bath - Joseph F. Frederick III, 66, of Varney Mill Road died Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.
He was born in Austin, Texas on August 7, 1952, a son of Joseph F. and Bernice Eugene (Blackwell) Frederick Jr. In 1969 he graduated from Custer High School in Milwaukee, Wis. In February of 1970 he entered the United States Navy serving in Vietnam and completing his active duty in December of 1979. He then served in the Navy Reserves until 2003 retiring as Senior Chief. On November 1, 1975 he married Stephanie S. Prindall and in 1979 they moved to Brunswick and later Bath where he graduated from University of New England with his Master’s degree in Business. On June 5, 1979 he was employed at Bath Iron Works retiring in 2014 as principal planner in master scheduling. In 1998 Bath Iron Works sent him to work in Australia with his wife Stephanie until 2002.
Joe enjoyed bee-keeping, reading, and was a major fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is predeceased by one daughter, Lacy S. Frederick on January 23, 1997, his parents, and three sisters: Glenda Beth Frederick Lee, Rebecca Sue Frederick, and Betty Louise Mann.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie S. P. Frederick of Bath, his son, Beau Frederick and his wife Carolyn of Bowdoin, his daughter, Hattie Frederick and her husband Matthew Barbor of North Hollywood, CA., his brother, Robert Frederick and his wife Wanda of Lampasas, TX, two grandchildren, Orrin Frederick and Cora Frederick, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath with Military Honors. A “Life is Good” gathering will be held after the memorial service. Directions will be available at the funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Uphill Journeys, a Maine Medical Center program, online at fundraising.mmc.org. Chose gifting to Special Projects: Uphill Journeys and select “In Memory of” Joe Frederick. Please select the “notify family” option. Check Donations should be made out to Maine Medical Center with Uphill Journeys in the Memo. Condolences may be made online at www.DaigleFuneralHome.com.