Wilfred Francis “Fred” Radcliffe February 22, 1933 - March 17, 2024

Wilfred Francis “Fred” Radcliffe, 91, of Macungie PA, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 17th. Fred was born in Pottstown PA and raised in Allentown PA where he met the love of his life, Rose Marie “Rose” Conrad, at age 14 while at Harrison Morton Junior High School. After he graduated Allentown High School in 1951, Fred joined the Navy, and while home on Christmas leave, he married Rose at Dubbs Church on December 27, 1952. They were happily married for 63 years and celebrated their gold anniversary in 2002. During the war with Korea, Fred proudly served on the USS Saipan (“The Can Do Ship”) between 1952 and 1956 and during that time, had the distinction of circumnavigating the globe, crossing the equator twice. In addition, he was part of the Navy’s relief efforts in rescuing the people of Tampico, Mexico, which suffered Hurricane Janet in October of 1955. Once discharged from the Navy, Fred worked at Altemos Oil which later became Diamond Oil. He worked there for 23 years, departing as Vice President, before joining Boyle Construction Company in Allentown. He retired in 1998 after 19 years with the company. Fred was an avid bowler at Fearless Fire Co. #14 and golfer. He played golf for many years at Wedgewood Golf Club, and later in life, at Shepherd Hills Golf Club. Fred was a devoted family man who loved nothing more than a good laugh almost as much as he loved his wife. He is predeceased by his wife, Rose Marie Conrad, and brothers, Edmund, Jr. and Donald Radcliffe. He is survived by his children, Rossana (Roland) Howells, and their daughter, Rebecca (Josh) Yaeger, Conrad (Amanda) Radcliffe, and their children, Antoinette, Kailey and Callum Radcliffe, and brother, Tom (Pat) Radcliffe.

Fred’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, March 23rd, with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am, followed by a service at Zion’s Union Church, 329 Church Road, Kutztown PA. Arrangements entrusted to STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME, INC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Research Institute, www.give.cancerresearch.org



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