Patricia Frederick

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Patricia Anne Frederick


Devoted wife, loving mother and beloved grandma, Patricia Anne Frederick, passed away peacefully at home on May 26, 2021 after a prolonged and courageous battle with a debilitating illness.  She was 84. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, devoted children, five grandchildren and her sister. Pat loved her family deeply; she was a treasure to each and every one of them.

Pat was born on November 10, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois to H. Mervin and Pearl C. Wells Foster of Table Grove, Illinois whose ancestors immigrated to the United States from England in the 1600s.  Pat is survived by her husband of 61 years, Colonel David L. Frederick (Ret), her children; Cynthia F. Poremba and Matthew D. Frederick, her grandchildren; Landon Frederick, Anika Poremba, Tessa Poremba, Roman Poremba, Quinn Frederick and her sister MaryLynn McPhie of Rindge, New Hampshire.

Pat graduated from Woodruff High School in 1954 and earned her bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in 1958. She married her high school and university sweetheart, Dave, on July 30, 1960 in the First United Methodist Church in Peoria, Illinois. She then began her life as an Air Force wife that supported Dave’s 26-years of service.  She moved ten times, lived in seven states and Misawa, Japan.  She set up each new home with meticulous care embracing every move as an adventure for her and her family.

 Pat was a talented dancer from an early age mastering ballet and tap.  Later, she used these talents to teach elementary school children to dance.  She was a cheerleader and majorette at Woodruff High School and a member of the Chi Omega Sorority and Head Majorette at Bradley University.  Pat spent many years teaching elementary school in the Peoria area and Texas before devoting her time to the care for her growing children.  After her children entered college, Pat was instrumental in the formation of an international construction company where she held key positions until her retirement after 25-years of service.  

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, Virginia on June 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM. For virtual participation, please visit the Adams-Green web site

Patricia will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, November 16 at 10:00am.   

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or your local shelter.


Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Adams-Green Funeral Home
721 Elden St
Herndon, Virginia, United States

Graveside Service

10:00 am
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Drive
Arlington, Virginia, United States
Guests attending are asked to meet in the assigned staging lane at the Administration Building inside Arlington National Cemetery at least 1/2 hour prior to the scheduled service time.
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Patricia Frederick

1936 - 2021

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