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Frederick H. Wessolek

Frederick H. Wessolek, 66, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully Monday, December 16, 2013, with his wife and family by his side. He was born December 20, 1946, to the late Howard and Vala (nee Cutlip) Wessolek in Cleveland. Fred proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Cleveland Post Office as a supervisor. Fred loved to volunteer his time at the Salvation Army.

Frederick will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 33 years, Judy (nee Spence); loving dad to his furry friends, Huey and Nikki, and feathered friend, Rambo; special god-daughters, Valerie Wilson Sesock, Ashlie Sutcliffe Carey; cherished sisters, Peggy (Brad) Wingrove of Cleveland, Rita Wilson of Cleveland and Lori Woodman of Arizona; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat (Mary) Varney of Brunswick, Billy (Sally) Smith of Brunswick, Jeff (Sally) Spence of Willowood, Ohio, Joe (Renee) Spence of Cleveland, Tennessee, Nora White of Omar, West Virginia and Meredith Spence of Man, West Virginia; special nieces and nephews, Tammy (Chris) and son, Kyle Wingrove, Kevin (Jessica) and son, Mason Graves, Howard Sutcliffe, Eddie and daughter, Erin Straka, Crystal (Patrick) and sons, Conlan and Baylen Beumler, Daniel Sutcliffe and fiancee, Nancy, Randal (Michelle) Hutson, John Hutson, Sarah Corbin, Melissa and Shiloh Spence, Kara, William, Tyler and Kalee Vernatter, Opal and sons, Jacob and Logan Roden, Cleatus (Cheryl) and son, Josh; and special nephew, Keegan Varney. He will also be missed by his Vietnam brothers, Leon Heaton of the Valley City VFW and the 173rd “The Herd” Walt Carkhuff, Joe Miller, Dean Black, Ernest Poole, Russ Faulkner, Cliff Myer and Walter Bradley.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and all of his comrades that went before him.

Family will receive friends Sunday, December 22, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick 44212. Service will be held Monday, December 23, 2013, 11:30 A.M., at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.

Contributions may be made, in Fred’s memory, to the Salvation Army or Animal Protective League, where his father Howard worked for many years.

Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com