Frederick Carder Siple, 93, of Fort Ashby passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born June 30, 1924, at Laurel Dale, he was the son of the late Preston Todd (PT) Siple and Edna (Carder) Siple. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Iris Louise Siple and Sarah Kathryn (Siple) Gortner and her husband, John.
Fred, a decorated World War II veteran, served in the U.S. Army from March 1943 until February 1945. He was a charter member of Fort Ashby Post 6667. Fred was Past Master of Clinton Lodge 86, A.F. & A.M., Romney, and a member in good standing for over 50 years.
After his Army discharge, Fred worked briefly at the Kelly Springfield Tire Company in Cumberland. He returned to the family farm in Fort Ashby and farmed full time until his retirement, where he continued to pass on his vast knowledge of cattle and crops to his friends and family.
He will be greatly missed by his surviving family members, brother, Arthur L. Siple and wife, Eileen (Isner) Siple, Fort Ashby; two nephews, Preston L. Siple and wife, Un Suk (Chong) Siple, Milford, Calif., and Sidney L. Siple and wife, Cynthia (Harvey) Siple, Montpelier, Va.; three nieces, Teresa E. Siple, Tooele, Utah, Patricia (Gortner) Marseglia and husband, Paul, Arlington, Va., and Suzanne (Gortner) Daubner and husband, Glen Dale, Va.
There will be a private interment at Fort Ashby Cemetery.
A celebration of Fred's life will be held at the Upchurch Funeral Home Inc., Fort Ashby, at a date to be announced,
Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Ashby Post 6667, V.F.W., P.O. Box 378, Fort Ashby, WV 26719.
Published on September 9, 2017