Frederick John “Fred” Spaeth, 76, of Freehold passed away on September 10, 2023. Affectionally known by his family as “Skip”, he was born in Newark and had lived in Brooklyn before moving to Freehold 14 years ago. Fred was a decorated Vietnam War hero and a Purple Heart Recipient. He had a wonderful heart and a light spirit and will be greatly missed by all.
Fred is survived by his wife, Marcia Spaeth of Freehold; daughter, Melissa Fogel; granddaughter, Lauren Jackson; two sisters, Donna Mehrkins and Sharon Harnad and brother, Jeffrey Spaeth.
A visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Monday, September 18, 2023, from 9:00 to 1:00 PM with his funeral service to follow. Interment to follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road,Wrightstown, NJ 08562. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.