First Posted: 3/7/2012
Frederick E. Lidle, 64, of Jermyn, died Saturday, March 3, in Hospice Community Care. He was the husband of the former Judy Robinson Johnson. The couple was married July 11, 2008.
Born March 7, 1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Eugene and Dorothy Stichter Lidle. He had been a Jermyn resident since 2010, moving from Factoryville, and previously LakeWinola. He was educated in Brooklyn, N.Y., schools and LackawannaCollege, Scranton. He honorably served his country in the Army, having served in Vietnam. Before retirement, Fred was employed by Pennsylvania Power & Light, where he worked as an underground linesman. He was a member of the Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069, Clarks Summit, and the American Legion Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.
He was a dedicated fan of Penn State and attended the home games regularly. He also was a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Bears.
Fred's family would like to thank Dr. Michael Fox and the staff at Geisinger Lake Scranton for all of their care and compassion during his illness.
Also surviving are a son, Frederick "Nuppy" Lidle, and wife, Andrea, Scranton; two daughters, Erin and Lindsey Johnson, both of Jermyn; grandchildren, Jacob, Julia, and Olivia Lidle, Scranton; a grandson, Seamus Carrick, Jermyn.
A blessing service will be held Wednesday, March 7, at 11 a.m. in the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, by Monsignor James J. McGarry. Internment at FairviewMemorial Park, Elmhurst Twp., with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Ste. 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, or Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. For more information, directions, or to send an online condolence, visit www.jenningscalvey.com.