BELFAST — Frederick C. Ehman, of Belfast, passed away at home from an unexpected heart attack on July 21, 2020.
He was born in Niagara Falls, New York on March 26, 1943 to Richard M. and Emily (Rees) Ehman. He grew up in Amherst, Ohio; the oldest of 3 children and is survived by his sister, Barbara Price (Ehman), of Pekin, IL and brother, James R. Ehman, of Avon, OH.
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, New Hampshire, Peter and Shellie (Ehman) Reynolds and Dan and Stacie (Ehman) Lee of Lisbon Falls, Maine, John and Nicole(Ehman) Sanford of Belfast, and Richard C. Ehman of South Portland, Maine; 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; nieces and nephews Aimee Ravgiala, Rebecca Price, Michael, David, and Ashley L. Ehman.
He 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, New Jersey) 1962 in the United States Coast Guard and reservist (Rockland, Maine) 1968 15+ years, a Cable Repair Technician for New England Telephone (Bangor) 1968 24+ years, an Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate #609 (Belfast) 1972 47+ years, a Volunteer Firefighter #220 (Belfast) 26+years, as well as the Safety Officer for the Belfast Fire Dept for 14+ years.
He will be missed by close friends James and Juanita Stein, Jessi Stein and family, Brenda Hartford 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 Dept that worked alongside him.
Due to COVID-19 precautions there will be a drive-by salute on August 30 to honor his NEVER wavering desire to help, to serve, and to save lives!! At 11 a.m., the Belfast Fire and Ambulance Dept. will lead the procession from the Fire Station on 273 Main St to the Belfast City Park waterfront on Northport Ave, Belfast with small luncheon following.
Donations can be made to the American Firefighters Assoc. and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians.
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