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Frederick “Russell”, “Fred” Chilton 07/25/2013

Frederick ChiltonFrederick R. Chilton
Frederick “Russell”,, “Fred”  Chilton, 78, of Williamstown, formally of Hermon, died on July 25, 2013. There will be calling hours, Friday, August 2, 12 – 2 PM at the funeral home, a memorial graveside service will follow at 2:15 PM in Hermon Cemetery, Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Helmer officiating. Russell is survived by his daughters, Kathy House and her companion Luis Elias, Port St. Lucie, Florida, Diana Lee, Florida, a brother Reginald “Reggie” and his wife, Sophie Chilton, DeKalb Junction, grandsons, Jason and wife, Crystal House, Gary and wife, Celeste House, Michael and wife Sarah House, 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son James Chilton, a brother James R. Chilton, and a sister Rebecca Ruth Denn. Russell was born on April 10, 1935 in the Town of Canton, the son of James Virgil and Dorothy Ruth Hill Chilton. Marriages to Donna Pritty, Aletheia Knapp and Marilyn ended in divorce. Russell owned and operated Chilton Excavation, after his retirement he moved to Florida.  He was a member of the Old Time Truckers Association, the Teamsters Union and an honorary member of his hunting club. He loved spending time with his family, playing Santa Claus, coast to coast truck driving (his own tractor trailer), traveling, four wheeling, and was an avid hunter. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

  1. beverly s webb
    July 28th, 2013 at 18:38 | #1

    Fred…God speed my friend, hope you can get a good breakfast up there, always a pleasure to cook you breakfast over the years!!

  2. steve furgal
    July 28th, 2013 at 20:39 | #2

    dear kathy and family, I’m so sorry for your loss Fred was so much more than a friend to me He was there when my daughter was born played santa for the kids until they knew it was fred and they still wanted him to stop by we had so many wonderful times its hard to believe one person can touch so many lives in such a great way I;m sure right now he’s telling the big guy how to run things better I will miss him every day steve

  3. Ginny Lott
    July 30th, 2013 at 16:40 | #3

    To Kathy and Fred’s entire family: I am so sorry for you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. The little I know about Fred, but most important, is that he is well loved by his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grand children.

    RIP, Grampa Santa! (as the kids would say)

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