Frederick H. Needles, age 77, of New Castle, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
Fred was a United Stated Army Veteran. He worked as a bricklayer and then later in the maintenance department at Blue Cross Blue Shield Wilmington for 25 years until he retired.
Fred loved to fish and read. He was a handy man who could fix it all. Fred was a comedian who always had his family laughing.
Fred is preceded in death by his parents, a couple brothers and sisters, and his grandson, Ronnie Needles.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Geraldine “Gerry” Needles; children, Frederick Needles (Kristina), Allen Needles (Jane), and Mary Garrett (Mark); stepdaughter, Michelle Flynn; sisters, Janice Wright, Cecelia Vines and Shirley Gants; grandchildren, James, Brian, David, Jacob, Mark, Grayson; step granddaughter Andrea Flynn; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Nichols – Gilmore Funeral Home, 212 East Justis Street Newport, DE 19804, where visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at 1:00 PM at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road Bear, DE 19701.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Delaware Hospice, www.delawarehospice.org/donate.