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Frederick Auer

April 10, 1928 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 94)


Frederick G. Auer, 94, husband of the late June Keller Auer and a resident of Machipongo, VA, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022, at his residence. A native of NJ, he was the son of the late Henry Frederick Auer and the late Katerina Fay Auer. Fred grew up in northern NJ, and graduated from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.  He was a United States Veteran serving in both the Marines and the Air Force.  He was a Flight Engineer, received his Captain’s rating, became a Test Pilot, helicopter pilot and helicopter flight instructor all while working for the FAA and retiring after 25 years. Fred loved fishing and boating, building radio controlled airplanes, camping and traveling.  

He is survived by his children, Glenn Frederick Auer and his wife, Marcella Jean, of Exmore, and Christa June DeGrazia and her husband, Gregg of Egg Harbor Twp, NJ; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Fred was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret and Edith.

To honor his request, interment will be held privately.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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