More detail on this person: Fred Domenic Ferlito, age 79, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at the VA Medical Center, with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Roberta (Himber) Ferlito; daughter, Rebecca (John) Barnes; two grandchildren, Paige and Joshua; brother-in-law, Lionel McKenzie; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Geraldine McKenzie. Fred was formerly of Methuen, Mass. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and the U.S. National Guard. Fred served in Vietnam with the 119th Assault Helicopter Company as a pilot and reached the rank of CW3. He was an aviation safety inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration who retired in 2007 after 40 years in aviation. Fred was the first chief pilot for Mercy Flight Central in Canandaigua. He was a member of the American Legion Post 256, VFW Post 1323, Marine Corps League, Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Association and Canandaigua Corvette Club. Fred enjoyed boating, skiing, wintering in Florida and was a sports car enthusiast. Friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. His memorial service will immediately follow visitation at the funeral home. Interment, with military honors, will be in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Robert L. Himber Scholarship Fund, PO Box 45, Boxford, MA 01921; or Mercy Flight Central, 2420 Brickyard Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.
Burial information: Cremated
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