Frederick H. F. Hackbarth passed away at his home in Wake Forest, NC on October 19, 2010 after a brief illness, he was 78.
He and his twin brother Albert Hackbarth were born on August 23, 1932 in Manhattan to Frederick and Emily Hackbarth who predeceased him in 1977, 1955 and 1964 respectively. The family moved to Poughkeepsie in 1941. Fred graduated from Arlington High School in 1950 and was married to Arlene Witherwax on April 23, 1952 who predeceased him in September 1985. He served actively in the United States Navy during the Korean War from 1952 through 1956 and was honorably discharged from the Naval Reserves in 1960.
He is survived by his five sons and their families, David Hackbarth of Ocala, FL, Fred and Mary Hackbarth of Berthoud, CO, Scott Hackbarth and his partner, Jody Mellenthin of Milton, NY, Brian Hackbarth of Ocala, FL, Steven and Jodi Hackbarth, both of Clinton Corners, NY.
Fred married Charlotte Gaffin on January 1, 1987 she survives at home in North Carolina. He is survived by 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews some of whom lived with him and Arlene and all of whom were treated as sons and daughters.
He was an active hunter and fisherman in his early years and an avid golfer in his later years. He was a life member of the Loyal Order of Moose as well as the Viola Rod and Gun Club he was also a member of the Order of Elks. He retired from the Texaco Research Center in Glenham, New York in 1994 after 37 years of dedicated employment.
Friends may call on Friday October 22, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home 1028 Main Street, Fishkill.
A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday October 23, 2010 at the funeral home. Interment to follow in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
The family respectfully requests that no flowers be sent but donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.
For Frederick’s guestbook or directions please visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com