Frederick J. Sousa Jr.

ONEONTA — Frederick J. Sousa Jr., 64, of Oneonta, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.

He was born on Dec. 15, 1951, the son of Frederick J. Sr. and Geraldine (Eckler) Sousa.

A lifelong Oneonta resident, Fred was a 1969 graduate of Oneonta High School. He attended and graduated from Delhi Ag & Tech College with a degree in automotive mechanics.

He was a self-employed auto technician in the area for many years. Fred was always there to help family and friends and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Oneonta.

Fred is survived by his parents, Frederick J. Sr. and Geraldine Sousa; children, daughter, Laura and husband, Matthew Wahlberg and their children, Rachel, Cadence and Megan; son, Frederick III and his wife, Colleen Sousa and their children, Evan and Corrine; son, Kevin and his wife, Tammy Sousa and their son, Zackary; and son, Brian and his wife, Kristen Sousa and their children, Nicholas and Alexes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pamela Rifanburg; Debra and Tom Elwood; and Michael and Mary Sousa; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.,Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, when the family will be in attendance. A prayer service will follow calling hours at 8 p.m.

Donations in Fred’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Envelopes will be available during calling hours.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.

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