Online Obituary for Fred R. Zeh

Name: Fred R. Zeh
Date of Birth: Sep 07, 1944
Date Deceased: Jun 04, 2014
Hometown: Cohocton
State NY
Age: 69 Years
Service Date: Jun 09, 2014
Service Time: 1:00 PM
Services Location: Avoca Funeral Home
Place of Interment: Maple View Cemetery



COHOCTON – Fred R. Zeh, 69, of County Route 6, passed away Wednesday morning (June 4, 2014) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

A loving great-grandfather, Fred was born on Sept. 7, 1944 to Ralph and Linda (Alderman) Zeh, who predeceased him. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his grandson, Dillon Zeh; his sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Donald Francis and his special friends, Vic and Janet Hammond.

He was employed by the NYSDOT in Hornell before retiring in 2004.

Fred was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors. Babies of all kinds brought him great joy and put a smile on his face.

His hobbies included photography, woodworking and especially raising pygmy goats and other farm animals.

His family includes his three children, Sally (John) Mitchell of Virgina, Veronica Zeh of Wellsville and Justin Zeh of Cohocton; his five grandchildren, Jacob (Latosha) Mitchell, Felicia (Thomas) Beebe, Fred (LaToya) Zeh, Hilary Mitchell and Logan King; his six great-grandchildren; his siblings, Paul (Lucille) Preston of Avoca, Margery (Robin) Homokay of Arizona; and his good friends, Doug and Kathy Mehlenbacher.

The family would like express a special thank you to Cindy and Tim Peterson, Gail Feathers and the nursing staff at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

The Avoca Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Fred R. Zeh

Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca, where a funeral service will be held in his memory following calling hours at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Daniel Pickering officiating. Committal services and interment will follow at Maple View Cemetery, Cohocton.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to Noyes Memorial Hospital, 111 Clara Barton St., Dansville, N.Y. 14437 (

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