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Frederick "Fred" L. Atkinson
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Obituary for Frederick "Fred" L. Atkinson

Frederick L. Atkinson, 75, of Lincoln University died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born in New Castle, DE, he was the son of the late Gertrude Hindsley Todd and the husband of Sue Atkinson with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

Fred was a member of Assumption BVM, West Grove.

He was employed by I.D. Griffith, Inc, Wilmington for over 40 years of service.

Fred enjoyed going to his beach house and taking trips to Disney World with his family. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, horseshoes, poker, pinochle, and was an avid bowler. His many hobbies were often accompanied by a Budweiser. He coached Avon Grove Little League and St. Mary’s basketball.

In addition to his wife, Sue, Fred is survived by his daughter, Renee Gill and her husband Steve with whom he resided, and two sons Jay and his wife Dawn of Landenberg, and Joel and his wife Aimee of Newark, DE; 7 grandchildren: Logan and Maxx Atkinson, Roman and Parker Atkinson, Chelsea, Madison, and Morgan Gill; two great-grandchildren Carter and Kaylee; and his sister Jo Ann Cook and her husband, Bill of Pike Creek, DE, numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, Fred was predeceased by his brother, Mike Atkinson and nephew, Billy Cook.

Friendly Fred will be dearly missed as the Great Man he was by all.

Fred’s funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11am at Assumption BVM, West Grove, PA. Visitation will be held from 8:30-10:30am at the church.

Interment will be held in St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA.

Memorials in Fred’s honor may be made to Assumption BVM Church 300 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390 or to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Central Pennsylvania Chapter 2408A Park Drive Harrisburg, PA 17110

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8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Assumption BVM

300 State Road
West Grove, Pennsylvania 19390





11:00 AM
Assumption BVM

300 State Road
West Grove, Pennsylvania 19390

Cemetery Details


St. Patrick Cemetery

Route 82
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348

Memorial Contribution

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Central PA Chapter - Harrisburg
2408A Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Assumption BVM

300 State Road
West Grove, Pennsylvania 19390

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