Fredrick J. Falkinburg, age 72, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 in Arcadia, FL. He was born July 17, 1939 in Tiona, PA. Origi-nally from Warren, PA, Fred retired to Florida in 1989 and moved to Arcadia 8 years ago from Cayo Costa, FL. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church of Arcadia.
Fred loved life, he en-joyed fishing, boating, hunting and travel. He and his family would take cruises as often as possible. Fred was an avid reader and liked dining out with fami-ly and friends. Fred served our country in the United States Air Force and was a member of the NRA.
He is survived by his loving spouse of 51 years Sally A. Falkinburg of Ar-cadia; one son SFC Patrick J. (Lori Ann) Falkinburg of Clarksville, TN; two daughters Brigid H. Fahey of Jupiter, FL and Kathleen L. (Keith) Locklin of Cape Coral, FL.; three brothers Howard Falkinburg of Columbus, OH, Earl Falkin-burg of Hazel Hurst, PA and Walter "Pete" Falkinburg of Kane, PA; two sisters Agatha Rizzardi of Owensboro, KY and Martha Falkinburg of Lexington, SC; three grandchildren Christopher Falkinburg, Sean Falkinburg and Ethan Locklin; numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was pre-ceded in death by four in-fant children, his parents Wallace and Thelma Falk-inburg and brother Ernest Falkinburg.
A Memorial Mass of the Christian Burial will be an-nounced at a later date. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Warren, PA.
The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to Catholic Charities of DeSoto County, 1210 E. Oak St., Arcadia, FL. 34266
Online condolences can be made at pongerkaysgrady.com.
Ponger-Kays-Grady Fun-eral Homes are in charge of the arrangements.