Fred J Fields

Born: Fri., May 15, 1942
Died: Mon., Dec. 15, 2014


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
Location: Mill Hall United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
Location: Mill Hall United Methodist Church

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Rev. Fred J Fields, 72, of 901 Center St, Lock Haven, passed away Monday, Dec 15, 2014. He was born May 15, 1942 in Williamsport, PA, a son of the late Robert and Kathleen (Comfort) Fields.

Fred was a 1960n graduate of Williamsport High School. Following High School, he joined the Air Force. He served at the Danang Air Force base in Vietnam. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal during his time of service. On August 14th, 1965 he married Linda S (Henry) Fields. Following his military service, he worked as a chemist for the Williamsport Water Authority for 10 years.

In 1985 he graduated from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA with a BA in Psychology and Education. In 1989 he graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA with his Master of Divinity Degree. He served as a United Methodist Minister for the Susquehanna Pennsylvania Conference for 34 years. He served the Buffalo Valley Charge (Sunrise, Mazeppa, Pleasant Glove, and Forest Hill churches), Airville United Methodist Church, in Airville, PA, Calvary and St. Paul in Berwick PA, Castanea United Methodist Church in Castanea, PA. In 1991 Fred received the Ministry 2000 award for outstanding contributions in encouraging men and women to respond to God’s call to ordained ministry. He is a former president of the Berwick Kiwanis. He also served on numerous boards and committees throughout his career with the Susquehanna Pennsylvania Conference, including the Preacher’s Aide Society, Neighborhood Center, Board of Ordained Ministry, Mission Central, and Hunger Coordinator. In retirement, he was serving the Mill Hall/Mackeyville Charge.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, his son Fred J II, wife Dorothy, and their son Cody of Berwick, PA, his daughter Meghan (Fields) Stroud, husband Micah, daughter Israel, and son, Conner of Tyrone, PA, and his sister Sharon (Fields) Brooks of Trout Run, PA.

Fred was preceded in death by his brother Robert L. Fields.

Celebration of Life Services will be held Friday, December 19th at 11:00 am at the Mill Hall United Methodist Church, 121 South Water St, Mill Hall, PA. Family and Friends will be received in the church one hour prior to service.

Memorials may be sent in his memory to The Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church, 1801 North Third St, Harrisburg, PA 17102 or Mission Central, 5 Pleasant View Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.

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Kay Miller Shemonis
   Posted Thu December 18, 2014
To Linda and Family, so sorry for your loss. He was so very caring while my mother (Gladys Miller) was ill and then with her passing. I don't know how I would have made it through if it wouldn't have been for him. After my mothers death, I will always remember him on Sundays when church was over and we would leave; he would always give me a hug instead of a hand shake, that meant so much to me. My family will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. GOD BLESS YOU.

Pastor Chad Hebrink
   Posted Fri December 19, 2014
Dear Linda and Family, I am sorry to learn about Fred's death. I greatly appreciated Fred's partnership in ministry and work in the Berwick Area Ministerium. I pray that God's peace will comfort and sustain you today and throughout the days ahead. Chad

Brandy Harvey and Family
   Posted Fri December 19, 2014
Dear Linda and family;
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time over the loss of Fred. So many memories comes to mind when I think of him. Our mutual ability of making a mess of ourselves at the dinner table whenever we would get together is the one memory that I will hold in my heart because of so many laughs we shared. He was a wonderful man and wonderful friend to all of us. Bless you all. We will miss you Fred.

Jayne Lorah
   Posted Mon December 29, 2014
Martin and I are grieving over the loss of our friend Fred. So many memories come rushing back of our days in Airville - move in day and Fred lugging boxes to the basement at McKendree for his office, our late night times running community service bulletins together. Fred always was smiling and glad to see everyone. He was everyone's pastor - and friend. We will miss him greatly, but oh so glad that we walked the path together - the four of us. We love you Linda.
Jayne and Martin Lorah

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