Frederick Carl Dallape

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Frederick Carl Dallape

May 07, 1932 - November 04, 2018

Frederick Carl Dallape Frederick Carl Dallape, 86 passed away peacefully November 4th at Cumberland County Hospice, Crossville Tenn. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Patricia Marckel, of Defiance, OH. Fred was born in Johnstown, PA. May 7, 1932, son of Emma (Zecker) Dallape and Louis Dallape. He was the last surviving sibling of eight children. Preceding him in death were his parents and siblings, Emma, Lou, Bill, Joe, John, Ray and Eddie. He leaves behind his step-children of 51 years, Sandra (Steve) Longenecker, Karen (Richard) Bricker and Daniel (Jane) Tuttle. Grandchildren, Kerry and Kylie, Kristin and Michael. Also surviving are daughters, Chris (Steve) Kissner and Kay (Tim) Eaton. Grandchildren Rebeccah, Andrea, Adam, Corinne, Kyle, Patrick, Erin, Kelsey, Philip, Alex. Fred is also survived by fourteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Fred attended Ferndale High School in Johnstown where he and his brothers dominated the sports programs. He played football, basketball and ran cross country. He joined the ROTC program and in his senior year joined the Pa. National Guard where he was called into active duty. He was stationed in Germany with Company B 628 Tank Battalion. He served for 24 months and received his GED while in active service. Following his discharge from the army he went back to Johnstown where he was offered football scholarships to Penn State, Michigan State, University of Pittsburgh and University of Richmond. He chose Richmond because he could play varsity as a 20 year old freshman. Mid-season he separated his shoulder. He finished his first year and went back to Pennsylvania, worked to pay for his college and finished at University of Pittsburgh getting his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Fred's career path led him to Defiance, Ohio to become the Superintendent of Plant Maintenance at General Motors. He worked there for ten years. During this period, he married Pat. He also began volunteering for the Defiance Area YMCA. He played Old Timers football and then became a coach of the Pirates team. He served two years as President of the Board of the YMCA and was awarded the prestigious Service to Youth Award in 1970. He also started a Wednesday night golf league for men at Kettering Country Club. At age 40 he began to take piano lessons from his sister-in-law Bonnie Marckel. Fred's favorite song "My Way" will be played at his memorial service.
Fred's career path led him away from Defiance with the next stop being Danville, Illinois as Manager of Plant Engineering and Maintenance for General Motors. From that move came many more. Never one to let grass grow too long under their feet Fred and Pat next went to Broken Arrow; Oklahoma, Camarillo; California, Denver; Colorado, Tiffin; Ohio, Jackson; Michigan, Redding; Pennsylvania, Cedar Falls; Wisconsin, and Laredo; Texas. Along the way they golfed, fished, learned to snow ski in their fifties and traveled. Fred also learned to cook. He made his own pasta, sauce, cannoli and raviolis and bread. Their final move was to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee the place they called home the longest, 21 years. There they golfed, gardened and Fred managed the marina after retirement to keep himself occupied. He also enjoyed his woodworking shop. He was an avid reader and loved to travel. His favorite trips were to Italy to search his ancestry and meet his Italian relatives and a trip to Spain which were the highlights of their golden years. A memorial service in Fred's honor will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 671 Clinton St., Defiance, Ohio 43512, on Monday, December 3, with visitation at 2PM and the memorial service at 3PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Fred's honor to the church or the Veterans Honor Guard of Cookeville, TN., PO Box 67, Cookeville, TN 38503.
Published on November 26, 2018
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Thank you Bob Polack. I will share your post at his memorial in Defiance. He was a wonderful dad.
Nov 29, 2018
Bob Polak
Nov 27, 2018
I was in the FHS class with Fred. I cannot add anything as the obituary says it all. Quite a guy from a remarkable family. We will all say a prayer for him and his family.