Obituary of Fred Schachtler

Clinton – Fred R. Schachtler, 85, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 after a brief illness.

            Fred was born August 30, 1932 in Utica, NY, the son of Ulrich and Hanna (Alabor) Schachtler.  He was raised and educated locally, a graduate of Waterville High School.  Fred went on to serve his country with the US Air Force from 1951 to 1979, stationed all over the world before retiring from Griffiss AFB.  After retiring, Fred was hired back by Griffiss AFB, as a civilian, doing the same job.  On August 5, 1962, Fred married Carolina “Lin” Lam, in Holland.  He was of the Presbyterian faith.  Fred was a member of the Helmuth-Ingall’s American Legion Post # 232, Franklin Springs; of the Schilling-Burns-Young VFW Post # 9591, Clinton; former member of the Deansboro Lions Club.  Fred was a sports fan, especially of the New York Yankees and Giants, as well as SU football and basketball.  He also enjoyed golfing in his retirement.

            Fred is survived by his beloved wife, Carolina “Lin” Schachtler, Clinton; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Theresa Schachtler, Utica; two granddaughters, Danielle Green (& Rahshad Young), and Nicole Green; a great-granddaughter, Kara Young; a brother and sister-in-law, Kurt and Kay Schachtler, Waterville; a son-in-law, Ken Green, Clinton.  He is predeceased by a daughter, Linda (Schachtler) Green; and a brother, Peter Schachtler.

            Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5 – 7 pm at the R.P. Heintz Funeral Home, 10 East Park Row, Clinton, with the Helmuth-Ingall’s American Legion Post # 232 conducting services at 7:00 pm.  Interment, with Military Honors will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 am at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Clinton.

            Those wishing may donate to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice in Fred’s memory.