|Remembering Frederick Oldroyd Sr.|
Frederick R. Oldroyd Sr., retired toolroom manager, Aerospace, died Feb. 1 in Altru Hospital. He was 66.
Oldroyd, son of Frederick and Fredda M. (Price) Oldroyd, was born Oct. 1, 1941 in Bethayres, Pa. He was raised and educated in Southampton, Pa. Upon the completion of his education, he entered the United States Air Force on Nov. 4, 1960 at Philadelphia, a. He was stationed in Korea and Ben Hou Air Force Base in Viet Nam. Transferring to the Grand Forks Air Force Base in September 1976, he worked as a base vehicle mechanic and technician supervisor with the 321 Transportation Squadron (SAC).
Oldroyd married Linda Thelma Neal May 8, 1965 in Atlantic Methodist Church in North Quincy, Mass. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of technical sergeant and was honorably discharged from military service on June 30, 1982 at Grand Forks. Following his retirement, Frederick and Linda continued to reside in Grand Forks. He was employed with Allied Van Lines and Hoffert Motor Service, and the maintenance department at UND. Later he was employed as the manager of the toolroom in Aerospace Sciences, retiring in 2007.
Oldroyd was a member of the American Legion, Post 157 of East Grand Forks. He enjoyed wood working and gardening.
He is survived by his wife Linda; a son, Frederick Oldroyd Jr., Fargo, N.D.; a daughter, Stephanie (Michael) Wright, Chocktaw, Okla.; a sister, Janet (Jim) Price, East Stroudsberg, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Jennifer (Bruce) Rich, Wakefield, N.H.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Edwin and John.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the USO, the Salvation Army or the American Red Cross.
A memorial service was held Monday.