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Fred L. Rhodes

Fred L. Rhodes, 90, of the Park Village Health Care Center and formerly of Dellroy, and Weirton, WV died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010.

Born June 16, 1920 in Terra Alta, WV, he was the son of the late James and Anna (Goff) Rhodes.

He retired in 1982 as a carpenter for Weirton Steel Company where he worked for 20 years and had been a self employed carpenter.

He was a 1938 graduate of Follansbee High School in West Virginia and following graduation he proudly served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II.  He was an avid golfer and for many years was a starter at Atwood Golf Course.  He was a member of the Weirton Moose, Elks and Masonic Lodges.  While in Weirton, he was a member of the Pleasant Valley Country Club.

Fred is survived by four daughters, Robin (husband, Pinson) Chanselle of Winchester, VA, Mary (husband, Roger) Gilkerson and Patty (husband, Duane) Stull, both of Strasburg, and Susan (husband, Ray) Wallace of Sherrills Ford, NC; three sons, Walter (wife, Jenny) Krantz of St. John, IN, Joseph "John" (wife, Peg) Krantz of Dover, and Donald "Duck" (wife, Judy) Krantz of Strasburg; a sister, Pauline D'Aurora of Florida; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verna (Kelley) Rhodes, who died in 1971 and his second wife, Grace (Deceuster) Krantz Rhodes who passed Jan. 31, 2009; a brother, Paul Rhodes and two sisters, Esther Thompson and Helen Rhodes.

Private services for the family were held Aug. 7 in Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory at Strasburg with Rev. Bruce McLaughlin officiating.  Interment was in St. Aloysius Cemetery at Strasburg.  There were no public calling hours.  Those who wish to express a fond memory of Fred may sign the "online guestbook" by visiting www.tolandherzig.com.

Because of Fred's passion for golf, memorial contributions may be made to the Strasburg High School Golf Team, c/o Strasburg Schools, 140 N. Bodmer Ave., Strasburg, 44680.


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