Frederick A. "Fred" Habicht

Frederick A. "Fred" Habicht, 79, of Mefferts Run Road in Wilcox, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at home after an illness of five years. He was born Nov. 5, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Fred and Mary Theresa (Marchese) Habicht.On Feb. 11, 1956, he married Darline Elizabeth (Severance), who survives, in Wilcox.He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a turrent system mechanic and a flex gunner. He worked as a machinist for Johnsonburg Paper Mill, retiring after 41 years. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Church. He was also a gunsmith and enjoyed hunting and shooting. He was born in Johnsonburg and lived most of his life in Wilcox.Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, Fred C. Habicht and his wife Tiffany of Warren and David M. Habicht and his wife Debbie of Lancaster; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rose Marie Maletto of Wilcox.Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Frederick Habicht; one sister, Mary Catherine Habicht; and one daughter, Cynthia Louise Habicht.A Memorial Service will held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Ubel Funeral Home, Johnsonburg, with Father David Wilson officiating. Burial will be held at the Holy Rosary Cemetery.Friends will be received on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home of Johnsonburg.Military Honors will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday by the Johnsonburg/Wilcox Servicemen's Detail. Military members are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m.