Frederick B. Brehob ’52 died on December 30, 2016, in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
(The following was published in The Marblehead Reporter from January 17 to January 26, 2017:)
Frederick Bridge Brehob of Marblehead, December 30, 2016. Frederick was the beloved husband of Barbara L. (Weiss) Brehob, with whom he shared almost 60 years of marriage. Son of Reta Mae Bridge Brehob of Portland, ME, and Frederick Herman Brehob of Indianapolis, IN, Fred loved telling stories of his birth five days before Black Tuesday in 1929, growing up sailing Lightning class boats out of the Erie, Pennsylvania, Yacht Club with some of his dearest friends, and competing in wrestling at Strong Vincent High School, where he was in between weight classes and had to either gorge or starve before competition. Fred served in the US Army as a Communications Technician during the Korean War, after which he graduated from Bowdoin College. Mr. Brehob worked primarily in production and inventory control over the course of his career. Barbara and Frederick were set up on a blind date by her big sister, and they came to Marblehead on their honeymoon! They moved to Massachusetts within a year, rented at Robinson Farm, and then bought Wobbly Towers. Their children are Jennifer, Frederick Barton and Geoffrey Bridge (husband of Tina Avery Brehob). Frederick was delighted by his grandchildren Katherine Brehob of San Francisco, and Zo Brehob of Austin, TX, Kira Clingen, Watson Fellow, 2016, Miranda Clingen at UMass Amherst, and Kirk Clingen, PCA in Marblehead, Wade Brehob, High School Senior, and Audrey Brehob, in 7th grade, of Saugus. Fred sailed and served the Rhodes 19 one design sailing class in many capacities since 1964 as skipper of Wootzel, #1475.