Richard C. Frederick

March 20, 2017 
ADAMS CENTER, NY    Richard C. Frederick, 84, passed away Saturday, March 18, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, where he had been a patient since March 13.

Calling hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, 632 State St., Watertown. There will be no scheduled memorial service at this time.

He was born Jan. 13, 1933, in Watertown, a son to Gordon and Marion Frederick.

Richard married Esther I. Fulkerson on May 15, 1955. They operated the family farm on Sulpher Springs Road, Watertown for 40 years where they milked 400 Holstein dairy cows. In 1994 he sold the family farm and moved to Fuller Road, Adams Center.

Following his retirement Richard did custom crop work and worked for Robbins Farms also cropping. He also plowed snow for Frederick Construction at the Salmon Run Mall for the next 23 years.

Surviving besides his wife, Esther are two sons, David and Sally, Adams Center; Donald and Kristine, Adams Center; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Edward Smith, Watertown; a brother-in-law, Richard and Clara Fulkerson; a cousin, Howard Frederick; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter, Debroah (LaMark) Frederick, a brother, Gordon Frederick Jr., a sister and brother in law, Shirley and Ralph Carrier, a grandson, Larry Plummer, and two nephews Ricky Fulkerson and James Carrier.

A spring burial will be held at a later date and time to be announced.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.