FULTON, NY – Frederick John Leppert, 96, of Fulton passed away at his home Thursday November 10, 2016.
He was a longtime resident of Fulton, having been born June 24, 1920, in Oswego, NY, to the late Frederick Otto John and Catherine (Somers) Leppert.
During his teen years, Frederick enjoyed playing the accordion at dances with local friends.
Later he lived in Rochester, NY, where he apprenticed and learned the tool and die skills.
Upon returning to Fulton, he and his wife, Frances, began Leppert Machine Tool Company, Fulton, which remained a joint effort for 50 years.
Frederick was a past volunteer in charitable works within his community working with the Lions Service Club, and Y Industrial Management Club and the Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
He was very involved with politics and always enjoyed campaigning for his favorite candidate.
He also ran for public office successfully and served as the supervisor for the town of Granby.
Frederick was an avid pilot for most of his adult life and he served as a commissioner for the Oswego County Airport.
Frederick was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Williamson) Leppert, in 2013; and four sisters: Catherine, MaryRita, Dorothy and Ruth Arlene.
He is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-laws: Sandra and William Wing of South Carolina and Cheryl and Robert McCall of Cutchogue, NY; four grandchildren: Beau, Freddy, Kristin, and Robert; and eight great-grandchildren: Karl, Jessica, Amanda, Matthew, Robert, Emmett, Christopher and William.
Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Monday at the
Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton, with Rev. Robert Stephenson officiating.
Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
Calling hours will be conducted 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.
The family has requested that donations be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.