Frederick A. Duffie, 82, a former baker and pipefitter, died Friday (June 15, 2001) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a brief illness.
Duffie was born in Toronto but moved to Niagara Falls as a child. He later moved with his grandmother to Berlin, N.H., where he graduated from high school.
He was in the U.S. Army as a corporal from May 1941 to January 1946, serving in the Pacific Theater.
Before the war, Duffie had worked as a pipefitter at DuPont's Niagara Falls plant. In 1940, he took a job as a baker at the former Nabisco Shredded Wheat plant and returned to that job after leaving the service. He retired in 1983.
His wife of 41 years, the former Evalyn Moody, died in 1987.
Survivors include his son, Larry; his daughter, Robin; and two grandchildren, all of Niagara Falls.
Services will be private. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.