Frederick C. Herald - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Frederick C. Herald

Born April 26, 1933

Frederick C. Herald, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

A native Delawarean, Frederick was born in Wilmington, on April 26, 1933, and was the son of the late Frederick and Florence (Elliott) Herald. He was a member of the Wilmington High School graduating class of 1952 and later attended the F.B.I. Academy. A proud veteran, Frederick was a member of the U.S. Navy, and served as a medic during the Korean War. He made his career with the City of Newark, serving as a police officer until his retirement at the rank of Captain in 1987. He then accepted a position as the Assistant City Manager, retiring in 1998, after 12 additional years of dedicated employment.

Active in his community, Frederick served as past president of the Newark Rotary Club, as past president of the F.O.P. Lodge, and on the board of trustees at Delaware Technical and Community College. In his leisure time, he enjoyed golfing, boating, and family gatherings. Frederick was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Bryson. Frederick is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Fay A. (Davis) Herald; children, Diana M. Pascal of Newark and Michael L. Herald (Laurie) of Bear; brother, David Herald of New Castle; grandchildren, Jessica Bailey, Melissa McGowan, Megan Herald, Lindsay Herald, and Steven Pascal; and great grandchildren, Elliot Bailey and Cora Pascal.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Monday evening, October 30, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 7 pm. Interment will be held privately in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


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  • Aunt Fay, Diana and Mike so sorry to hear about Uncle Fred!! We will miss him booming laugh and wickedly fun personality. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Lee, Roe, Tyler and Matthew

  • I didn’t know him that well, but I do know he will be dearly missed.

  • My condolences
    Rest In Peace

  • thinking of you all at this time of heartbreak.stay strong and know he is at peace.

  • We are so very sorry, sending our love and sympathy. We always enjoyed our time spent with you all and Fred. He was so interesting and fun to talk to, and we never realized what an amazing career he had! He was a great man and father because his kids sure turned out well Kudos to Fay as well We know he was well loved and will be deeply missed. Thinking of you all at this sad time ❤️

  • Remembering all the fun times we had down “on the River” at mom’s place!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dear Faye: May you find peace and comfort with the loss of Fred. Henry and I send our love

    Robin ( Johann Bair’s daughter) from way back when.

  • Fay: Just heard about cousin Fred. Believe we were related on my grandmother’s side: Hallie Catherine Davis Clough.. So sorry for your loss. Fred was a great officer to work with and for.. Blil Clough

  • The Herald Family: Sorry to hear of your loss. Many fond memories of the days at the Heralds pool in Birchwood Park. His smile and laugh will be missed but never forgotten. The Wallace Family

  • So sorry for your loss

  • Chuck and I are so sorry for you loss. Fred was an important part of Chuck’s life and was a friend to both of us.