Condolence & Memory Journal

I had the pleasure and honor of working with Tom at AT&T. I was sorry to read of his death. I will always treasure the time I spent learning and laughing with him.

Posted by Dennis Dodgen - Chesterfield, VA - coworker   February 09, 2018

Dear Linda, and Children,
I just learned of Tom's passing. Our heartfelt sympathies and Prayers go out to you
during these challenging times.
We worked together over many years and I always left discussions and meetings with Tom felling uplifted.
Any who knew him knew he was a special person placing family first.
We will sorely miss him and continue to think of him often.
Karl and Karolyn Williams.

Posted by Karl Williams - Henderson Harbor, NY - Coworker   February 08, 2018

Sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He'll truly be missed.

Posted by Joan Waterloo McCoy - Smithmill, PA - Classmate   December 02, 2017

Our dear Linda. Nina and I were so saddened to learn of Tom's passing and I feel so badly personally that I didn't get up there to see you guys. After our move somehow I got off of Caring Bride and so JUST learned of Tom's death. What a fighter and what a good man he was leaving us with many good memoires! One such memory was in 1087 when Tom nudged me to begin a Customer Council for our Asia/Pacific Region. Although somewhat reluctant initially, it didn't take long for Tom's salesmanship and energy to move me off "dear center"! It was a GREAT idea and after 30 years understand still being pursued in Asia as it was good for not only our customers but for us serving those customers! Tom' persistence then and steadfast energies done good!
But,of curse, always his Faith and love for you Linda and for Tamara and Jeff were constants and I felt blessed to have worked with and benefitted greatly from Tom's ,any attributes! Most sincerely, our condolences,;love and prayers, Lina! Dwight and Nina

Posted by Dwight Jasmann - Lanacaster, PA - Friend   October 16, 2017

I enjoyed my friendship with Fred throughout high school, particularly when we were in music activities and stage plays. Fred was always a friendly and positive
guy. He was a natural leader and his becoming class president was the best thing for our class after graduation. His lead in ensuring that reunions occurred every five years and in the establishment of the class website kept the relationships of the class members alive throughout all these years.
I want to extend my deepest condolences to Linda and the rest of his family. He will be deeply missed...

Posted by SAL SCRANO - CAZENOVIA, NY - Classmate   October 11, 2017

My deepest condolences to all of Tom's family.
I had the good fortune to work with Tom for several years at AT&T and it was always a pleasure. Whatever the project, or meeting, or encounter, it was always going to be much better for Tom's presence and participation.
He will be fondly remembered.

His Memory Eternal,
Jim Nestor

Posted by Jim NESTOR - SCARSDALE, NY - Coworker   October 11, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to Linda and your extended family for the loss of Fred. I will miss talking to him on the phone,because he always made me laugh. I will remember that forever. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Norm & Cecilia Tubo - Beccaria, PA - Family   October 10, 2017

I remember Tom or Huddish as we at Mt Kemble called him. A genuine and kind man who made a newbie to AT&T from London feel less homesick. A true gentleman and a joy to know. My prayers and thoughts to his family and wife at this sad time.

Posted by Mary Griffin - London, OR - Friend   October 10, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about Tom's passing. He was a good man and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him in AT&T. I had an opportunity to work with him supporting our customer's and sales teams in the Asia Pacific Region from January 1995 through January of 1998. I will always remember working with him fondly, he was smart, knowledgeable, a gentlemen and an informal mentor. I also want to send my condolences to Linda, a very special lady, who I had the pleasure to meeting during that time.

Tom will truly be missed.


John Hayes

Posted by John Hayes - Marlboro, NJ - Neighbor   October 10, 2017

Lea Ann & I treasured the time you & Durf spent in our home.Precious memories how they llinger.
I know your loss, trusting you & yours over to the Lord for His comfort.
Love & prayers from all the Pool families & Jay & Lea Ann Long

Posted by Ellen Pool - Crescent, OK - Family   October 10, 2017


I have nothing but fond memories of Tom and will miss him. Thanks be to God for my having had Tom in my life. May he Rest in Peace.

Posted by Carl Alu - Basking Ridge, NJ - Friend   October 10, 2017

Linda and Family

Sincere condolences on your loss.
Fred and I went from 1st grade to graduating High School together, he
will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Posted by Joyce Fudrow-Walkup - Fort Ann, NY - Classmate   October 10, 2017


Linda & Family, We are sorry for your loss. We will miss Fred in the years to come. May God be with you in this difficult time. Gene & Judy

Posted by Gene & Judy Godin - Cave Junction, OR - Friend   October 10, 2017

Dear Linda and Family, Our hearts are broken at the loss of Fred. What a special man he was! His legacy will live on in his family and he will forever be remembered by all of us as the one who took charge and started the Sedlak Family Reunions and The Sedlak Connection. How lucky we are to have those wonderful memories of both. Family was most important to him and he kept us all connected even though we are separated by miles.
He was always smiling and loved life.
What a reunion at the gates of Heaven with our Lord and the Hudish and Sedlak family. Can you picture all those souls waiting for him? Another big reunion there. Though we will miss him here , he will watch over all of us till we meet again for that one Last Reunion that will go on forever. Love John Barb and Kelly..

Posted by Barb Shedlock - Garfield Hts, OH - Family   October 10, 2017

Small donation made to Caring Bridge...

"I make this small donation to say; Thanks Fred, for continuing to be our 1959 class Prez via"

Posted by steven koontz - las vegas, NV - Classmate   October 09, 2017

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Fondest regards, Gill & Paul

Posted by Gillian Young - Far Hills, NJ - Acquaintance   October 09, 2017

So very sorry to hear of Fred's passing.

Posted by Cheryl Maney - Manheim   October 09, 2017


My dad's positivity is the one thing that has gotten me through these last years since his brain injury. He never gave up trying and never gave up hope, even when I wasn't sure he could do the impossible. But my dad always did the impssible. Through all the struggles of his accident, I never heard him complain, never saw him angry nor sad. I once asked him if he was happy after all he had been through and the life changing circumstances he found himself in. He told me...yes, how can I be anything else? I've done things that others will not have the chance to do, gone places that people dream of going and have everything I need from my family. That was my dad.

Posted by Tamara Powell - Elizabethtown, PA - Daughter   October 09, 2017


Our prayers are with Jeff and his family. Your dad is at peace and in the presence of our Lord. May he rest in peace and watch over you and your family from above.

Posted by JoAnn Mitchell - Madison Township, PA - Family Friend   October 09, 2017

What a special person Fred was to my children and our family! He definitely was the "fun Uncle" and we have so many great family memories of him! Family was his passion and we will sorely miss him but know that he is in heaven now planning family get togethers with all of the Hudish/Shedlock relatives there!

Posted by Maria Hudish - Ramey - Family   October 09, 2017

What a special person Fred was to my children and our family! He definitely was the "fun Uncle" and we have so many great family memories of him! Family was his passion and we will sorely miss him but know that he is in heaven now planning family get togethers with all of the Hudish/Shedlock relatives there!

Posted by Maria Hudish - RameyxEZ - Family   October 09, 2017

My heart has been with you and your family so many times during Fred's accident and strong fight to stay with you. I could always feel the love that is shared in your family. My prayers are with you daily. Much love. Annie

Posted by Mary Ann (Annie) Robinson - New Port Richey, FL - Friend   October 08, 2017