Frederick C. Oles, Jr., 89, a resident of the Fireman's Home in Hudson NY and formerly of Kinderhook passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Fireman's Home.
Born October 8, 1931 in Alford, MA, he was the son of the late Frederick C. and Marion (Stanard) Oles Sr. Fred served with the US Marine Corp in Korea and was a Mechanic for Columbia Corporation in Chatham for many years.He was a 60 year member and Past Chief of the Palmer Engine and Hose Company in Kinderhook and also held several other positions within the department. He was a member of the former Clapp-Novak American Legion Post in Kinderhook.
He is survived by 4 children; Clifford Michael Oles (Judy) of Valatie, Joan Marie Smith (Michael) of Schodack, Timothy A. Oles (Mary) of Chatham and Patrick T. Oles (Leonard) of Pompano Beach FL, 6 grandchildren; Christopher, David, Roger, April, Van and Brady, 2 great grandchildren; Devin and Keirn and his special friend Donna Wachtel of Kinderhook. He was predeceased by his wife Eva Katherine R. Oles and his siblings, John, Phillip and Harriett. A special thanks to the staff of the Fireman's Home in Hudson for their incredible care of Fred while he was there.
Because of Covid, the services for the family will be private. Burial will follow in Kinderhook Cemetery. A celebration of Fred's life will be held at a later date. For those who wish, memorials in his name may be made to the Fireman's Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.