Frederick C. Ehman

Jul 29, 2020
Frederick Ehman

Belfast — Frederick C. Ehman passed away at home from an unexpected heart attack July 21, 2020.

He was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., March 26, 1943, to Richard M. and Emily (Rees) Ehman. He grew up in Amherst, Ohio, the oldest of three children, and is survived by his sister, Barbara Price (Ehman) of Pekin, Ill., and brother James R. Ehman of Avon, Ohio.

He was predeceased by his parents, aunts and uncles, as well as an infant daughter, Mary Ann Ehman, 1965 (South Portland).

Fred is survived by several family members: his wife, Jeanne; children Scott and Donna Ehman of Raymond, N.H.; Peter and Shellie (Ehman) Reynolds and Dan and Stacie (Ehman) Lee of Lisbon Falls; John and Nicole (Ehman) Sanford of Belfast; and Richard C. Ehman of South Portland; several grandchildren, Ashley (Ehman) Knowlton, Heather Ehman, Brittany Witucki, Taylor and Chris Goguen, and Courtney Simon; Alexander and Zachary Moulton, Alyssa Frost, Faith and Bryanna Maxcy, and Stephen, Justyce and Elyzabeth Sanford; and great-grandchildren, Axel Knowlton, Roscoe Moulton, Faith Witucki; and nieces and nephews, Aimee Ravgiala, Rebecca Price, Michael, and David and Ashley L. Ehman.

Fred graduated in 1961 from Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst, Ohio, and was a dedicated lifelong hero, not only to his family, but as an enlisted (Cape May, N.J.) 1962 Coast Guardsman and reservist (Rockland), 1968, 15-plus years; a cable repair technician for New England Telephone (Bangor), 1968, 24-plus years; an emergency medical technician Intermediate 609 (Belfast), 1972, 47-plus years; a volunteer firefighter 220 (Belfast), 26-plus years; as well as the safety officer for the Belfast Fire Department for 14-plus years.

He will be missed by close friends James and Juanita Stein, Jessi Stein and family, Brenda Harford and family, Dianna Rose-Nouveaux and son Bill Wolford, Michelle Sticht and family, Terri Aldus and family, Yvonne Robinson, the Hanson family, and all the dedicated, heroic doctors, nurses, paramedics, ambulance attendants and firefighters of Belfast Fire and Rescue Department who worked alongside him.

Because of COVID-19 precautions, there will be a drive-by salute Aug. 30 to honor his never-wavering desire to help, to serve and to save lives! At 11 a.m. the Belfast Fire and Ambulance Department will lead the procession from the Fire Station at 273 Main St. to the Belfast City Park waterfront on Northport Avenue, with a small luncheon following.

Donations can be made to the American Firefighters Association and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. Comments and memories can be shared at ripostafh.com.

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