Frederick (Fred) D. Morales, 91, passed away on February 3, 2023. Fred grew up in the City of Rochester and was a long-time resident of the Towns of Pittsford and Fairport.
Fred was predeceased by parents Gladys (née Bausinger) and Donald (aka Domingo), as well as siblings Jean, Robert and Ronnie, and beloved nieces, Donna and Lorrie. He is survived by Beverly Morales, son David, daughter Tracey (DJ), grandchildren Ashley and Kyle, siblings Raymond (Jean), Marlene (Fred), and Richard (Sally), along with 14 nieces and nephews. Fred was especially grateful to his niece, Nancy, for all the ways she helped him and his family in his last years of life.
As an Army Sergeant, Fred served in the Korean War receiving multiple recognitions, including the Korean Service Medal with Five Bronze Stars, a Presidential Unit Citationand a Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.
After the military, Fred started his career at Kodak and eventually became an early entrepreneur, starting his own vending machine company, which he ran for many years. He became very active in politics, working for the Monroe County Legislature and as business manager for the local Republican Party office where he managed visits to Rochester by several US Presidents and Vice Presidents. Fred was known to embarrass his children every election season by driving cars and RVs donned with campaign car tops and bumper stickers.
Upon retirement, Fred returned to his entrepreneurial roots and started his own business as a process server, which he turned over to his son.
A memorial service will be held this summer. Donations in memory of Fred can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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