Formerly of Victor, Pittsford and Pompano Beach, FL, Fred died Thursday, October 14, 2021, at age 95. He was born in Rochester on December 24, 1925, to the late Murray A. and Ethel E. (Lambert) Stahl. Fred is predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Harriet K (Smith) Stahl. They were childhood sweethearts and graduated from East High School in Rochester. Fred attended New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University. He was a veteran of WWII, attaining the rank of sergeant, while serving in the U.S and Japan. In 1946, he joined his father, Murray, and uncle, Alvah Stahl, at Rochester Lumber Company where he worked until retiring in 2015.
Fred was a member of the International Order of the Hoo-Hoo, past President of the Northeastern Retail Lumber Dealers Association, and Director of the National Lumber Dealers Association. He was a founding member and served as an officer of Genesee Reserve Supply. He was very involved in the Masonic Fraternity for 70 years and a Past Master of Valley-Simes Lodge #990 (Inspiration Lodge #109). He was also active in Rochester Consistory, York Rite bodies, Damascus Shriners, ROJ, St. Mark’s Conclave, Purple Club, Temple Civic Center, Masonic Service Bureau, and Grand Lodge of New York. Fred was an 84 year member of the Baptist Temple and 30 year Treasurer. He was a director of the Fairport Baptist Home and chair of the Building Committee for the North Wing. Fred was an avid stamp collector and spent many hours sharing his love of stamps and First Day Covers with others. Fred will be remembered for his love of family, his love of country, and his willingness to give back to the community in so many ways.
In addition to his wife, Fred was predeceased by his brother, Richard Stahl. He is survived by his four children, Nancy (Stanley) Taylor of Canandaigua, Glenn (Carol) Stahl of Fairport, Karen (Edward) Blazejewski of Green Bay, WI, and Lynda (Richard) Grossmann of Rochester; brother, Gerald (Susan) Stahl of Rochester; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 3 nieces and their families. The Stahl family would like to thank the staff of the Fairport Baptist Home for their care of Fred this last year.
Interment will be private at White Haven Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairport Baptist Home, 4646 Fairport Nine Point Rd., Fairport 14450 or the Masonic Service Bureau, 979 Bay Rd., Webster 14450.
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