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Frederick Grehl

Frederick H. Grehl

Monday, May 24th, 1926 - Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Obituary

Frederick H. Grehl, 93, of Brick and formerly of Manasquan passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 surrounded by family. Mr. Grehl retired many years ago as a Deputy Chief of the City of Newark Fire Department after 36 years of service. He proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII from 1944 – 1946. Upon retirement, he was an active member of the NJ Retired Police and Fire Association.
Mr. Grehl was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Grehl in 2010; brother, Father Paul Grehl; and by his sister, Gladys Bingham. Surviving are his sons, Thomas Grehl and his wife, Joyce of St. Augustine, FL and James Grehl and his wife, Cynthia of Point Pleasant; daughter, Patricia Grehl of Manasquan; and 3 grandchildren, Jennifer and Kevin, Jackie and her husband, Brian, and Thomas and his wife, Julie. He was affectionately known as Papa Fred to 7 great grandchildren, Katie, Samantha, Tommy, Austin, Tyler, Adrianna and Zac; and also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday 10am at the Our Lady Star of the Sea Beach Chapel, 554 East Main Street, Manasquan. Entombment will follow at St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt. Donations may be made in his name to the American Kidney Association, 11921 Rockville Pike #300, Rockville, MD 20852.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    Address
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
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  • Service

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Our Lady Star of the Sea Beach Chapel
    Address
    554 East Main Street
    MANASQUAN, NJ 08736
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family will gather in the funeral home at 9am before Mass.
    Officiant
    Fr. Bill Lago
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Catharine's Cemetery & Mausoleum
    Address
    1100 West Chicago Blvd.
    Wall Twp., NJ 08750
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Affiliations

  • Newark FD NJ
  • New Jersey Firemens Association

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Bernard C Snyder

Posted at 11:36am
Tommy Grehl & Family, Relatives and Friends of Fred,
Please accept our deepest sympathies. D/C Fred Grehl was my chief when I first joined the NFD and he was one of the best Chiefs ever to wear the NFD uniform and always put the safety of his men first and their needs. We all learned so much under his leadership and it was an Honor and a Privilege to have worked with such a great individual. Chief Grehl and Family will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
May he rest in peace. Amen
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Posted at 03:30pm
You will be forever in our hearts! Our memories of you will live in us forever. Miss you Papa Fred!
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