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Updated: 02/16/2014 08:00:01AM

Fred Wendell Linthicum Sr.

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Fred Wendell Linthicum Sr., 80, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Frederick, Md., passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

He was born Nov. 24, 1933, on the family farm in Dickerson, Md., the son of Charles Hamilton Sr. and Sophia Carlisle Linthicum.

Fred was a disabled veteran, having served his country during the Korean War, where he earned a Purple Heart. He loved gardening, NASCAR and Ford.

Fred is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carol O’Brien Weddle Linthicum; five children, Lori L. (David Beach) Linthicum of Myersville, Md., Robert W. Linthicum of Venice, Fla., James R. Weddle of Charles Town, W.Va., Carol Ann (David) Hess of Potomac Falls, Va., and Fred W. (Rachel) Linthicum Jr. of Port Charlotte; nine grandchildren, Sophie Braunstein of Columbia, Md., Rachel Braunstein of Myersville, Kaiya and Avery Linthicum of Port Charlotte, Jordan, Jason and John Hess of Potomac Falls, and Jack and Patrick Weddle of Charles Town; sisters, Mary Louise Beach and Mary Hamilton Linthicum; sister-in-law, Marie Linthicum; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Charles “Buddy” Linthicum, William Linthicum, Dwight Linthicum, Evelyn Keith and Caroline Harrison.

Memorial services in Port Charlotte and Frederick are being planned. Donations can be made on Fred’s behalf at the DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.

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