Frederick W. “Fred” Dekow, Jr.

February 1, 2008

Frederick W. “Fred” Dekow, Jr.
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Korean War Veteran

FREDERICK W. “FRED” DEKOW, JR. – in Woburn, February 1st. Beloved husband of Barbara A. (Brogna) Dekow. Devoted father of Dr. Frederick W. Dekow III and his wife Donna of N. Andover, Gary L. Dekow and his wife Cathy of Somerville, Glenn S. Dekow and his companion, Kathy Delara, of Seattle, WA, and the late John J. Dekow, and father-in-law of Patricia A. Dekow of Woburn. Dear brother of Dorothy Dekow of Woburn and the late Virginia Maloney and Robert Dekow. Cherished grandfather of Justin, Jason, Matthew, Sean, and Dennis Dekow. A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, February 5th, at 11 a.m. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Fred’s memory to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Road, Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Frederick W. Dekow, Jr., a resident of Woburn for most of his life, passed away peacefully at his home Friday morning, February 1st, following an illness of several months. He was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (Brogna) Dekow for over fifty-five years.

Born in Somerville seventy-five years ago, he was the son of the late Frederick and Alice (Pringle) Dekow. After attending elementary school in Somerville, he moved with his family to Woburn at an early age and graduated from Woburn High School, where he played on the baseball team, with the Class of 1951. His prowess on the ball field led him to position on the All State team, and after his graduation he signed with the Boston Braves. He entered the US Army in 1953, serving during the Korean War.

Fred owned the Everglades Restaurant in Billerica for a number of years, and more recently worked with the late Gene English in his wood refinishing business.

Fred was a consummate family man, devoting himself to his wife Barbara, his children and grandchildren. He was a hard worker and took great pride in maintaining his lawn, which was always meticulous. Unfailingly generous with his time, he enjoyed helping his neighbors with their projects as well. Fred and his wife enjoyed many trips to Italy and frequently traveled to Florida with family.

Fred held membership in the George Campbell Post 101 American Legion and was a life member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks.

Preceding him in death was a son, John J. Dekow, who died in 1995, a brother, Robert Dekow, and a sister, Virginia Maloney.

Surviving along with his wife Barbara are three sons: Dr. Frederick W. Dekow III and his wife Donna of N. Andover, Gary L. Dekow and his wife Cathy of Somerville, and Glenn S. Dekow and his companion, Kathy Delara, of Seattle, WA, and his daughter-in-law, Patricia A. Dekow of Woburn. He was also the dear brother of Dorothy Dekow of North Woburn and cherished grandfather of Justin, Jason, Matthew, Sean, and Dennis Dekow.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, February 5th, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Fred’s memory to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Road, Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. So sorry to read of Fred’s passing..Enjoyed many a meal at the Everglades when I was little with my dad. Charles Gus, McGowan. Dad’s been gone well over 30 years now, but every time I stopped in to visit Mr. English for advice or a piece of restored furniture.
    I so enjoyed speaking with Fred and remembering together my dad and those day’s of long ago. I am glad I got to know him, he will be missed…
    Veronica Andrews

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