Frederick H. Dewalt, 87, of Bloomsburg, died Saturday, February 6, 2021 at St. Thomas Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center in Berwick. Born in Berwick on October 25, 1933, he was a son to the late Harry T. and Marie T. (Markle) Dewalt.
Fred was a graduate of the Milton Hershey School. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, in which he proudly served from 1953-1957. In August of 1960, he married the former Joyce A. Rupert, with whom he would raise his family and share 36 years of marriage. Frederick was a long time employee of the Press Enterprise. He spent many of his 55 years there working as a pressman. He was a long time member of Berwick Assembly of God and had also attended Shiloh Bible Church. Fred was a hardworking man who loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandson. He was also an avid Penn State and Dodgers fan.
Surviving Fred are his children: Mark Dewalt and wife, Laura, of Berwick and Gwen Barnes and husband, Brett, of Elysburg; grandchildren: Lindsey Seuren and husband, Greg, Megan Rybek and husband, Ryan, Ashley Dewalt, Kelsey Dewalt, and Kayla Crouse and husband, Dakota; great-grandson: Noah Seuren; and sister: Peggy Diehl.
Memorial contributions in Fred’s name can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Columbia County Traveling Library, 702 Sawmill Rd Suite 101, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
Fred was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce, who passed in 1996. Also preceding him was a son, Timothy Dewalt, and brothers: Ronald Dewalt and Richard Dewalt.