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In Memory

Frederick Getz - Class Of 1966

Frederick Getz

Fred William Getz

December 4, 1948 - April 30, 2024


Although a man of few words, Fred W. Getz’s devotion to his wife, love for his children, and pride in his grandchildren was always loud and clear. Fred, 75, of Langhorne, PA passed away peacefully on April 30, 2024 surrounded by his loving family.

Son of the late Fred  and Sarah (Courter) Getz, Fred was born in Bensalem and graduated from Bensalem High School.  He worked for Rohm & Haas for over 45 years before and after his service in the Vietnam War.   Fred believed in the importance of hard work, common sense, and the simple things in life.  He always could be seen washing cars, maintaining a meticulous lawn, and fixing anything with an engine.  

Fred honorably and dutifully served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 – 1974.  A proud Marine Corporal, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device,  Vietnam Service Medal, and Rifle Sharpshooter Badge.  It was during this time that he met the love of his life in the Philippines.  Fred and Pat went on to be married for over 53 years and started a family that was the center of their life.  His four children - Patty (Doug) James, Pamela (Jonathan) Wrubel, Priscilla (Andrew) Zanghi, and Freddy (Carlie Bentley), along with his 8 loving grandchildren, will always remember their father and grandfather as a dedicated family man who loved watching them performing, playing sports, swimming in the pool, and growing into individuals of whom he was so proud.  

Family and friends are invited to Fred’s Life Celebration on Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 11:30am-1:00pm at Dunn-Givnish Funeral Home, 378 South Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne, PA  19047.  His Funeral Service will follow at 1:00pm.

Interment, with full military honors, at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Fred’s memory to Vietnam Veterans of America, 740 N Easton Road, Doylestown, PA  18902 (https://vva.org/donate/).


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05/05/24 06:40 AM #1    

Christopher R. Shafer (1966)

Rest in Peace my classmate and fellow veteran.

05/05/24 07:45 AM #2    

Edward MacAdams (1966)

Sorry to hear. Rest in Peace Fred

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