July 20, 2016
A lifelong resident of the 1000 Islands, he was born in Clayton, NY on October 20, 1930, son of Frederick A. and Bethel Decker Weller. He was educated in the Clayton school system and received an honorary diploma from Alexandria Central School on December 25, 2004.
He entered the US Army in 1951, serving during the conflict in Korea. After his honorable discharge, he remained in the US Army reserves until 1990.
Fred loved working, above all. He was an employee of the Alexandria Bay School System for over 30 years. He also did year round work for many residents of the Alexandria Bay area for 40 years. He loved being outside.
Fred was a volunteer fireman for the Plessis Volunteer Fire Department from 1955 until the time of his death. He was an avid gardener for his entire life and one of his great joys was sharing the abundance of his garden with others. Many people found bags of vegetables on their front steps.
Surviving are his wife Anne L., one son, Scott of Plessis, six daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Laura) Jacoby, of Brookline, MA, Barbara, of Farmingdale, NY, Mrs. Gene (Kelly) Halpin, of Plessis, Karen, of Vestal, NY, Mrs. Edgar (Mary Lyn) Barros, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Carrie Zortman, and her companion, Danny Godan, Indianapolis, IN, six grandsons and three granddaughters and two brothers, Albert of LaFargeville, NY and Morris of Redwood, NY. He was predeceased by a brother, Howard Weller.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, July 26th from 4-8pm, at the Costello Funeral home, Alexandria Bay. A celebration of life will be Wednesday, July 27th at 11 am, at the Alexandria Bay United Methodist Church, with Pastor Freddie Webb, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making memorial contributions to the Alexandria Bay United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2 Rock St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 or the Plessis Volunteer Fire Department Building Fund,26038 County Route 3, Suite 2, Plessis NY, 13675.