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Frederick A. Loughridge

Frederick A. Loughridge, 91, of Goldfinch Way, Ipswich, died Tuesday September 1, 2009 in the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Beverly, following his brief illness. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Wilson) Loughridge who died in March of this year. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Evelyn (Pulaski) Loughridge, who died in 1969.

Born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania on August 28, 1918, he was the son of the late Arland L. and Myrtle B. (Dunbar) Loughridge. He was a graduate of Corning Free Academy, Alfred University, and Northeastern University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1939 to 1945, reaching the rank of Lt. Commander.  He was employed as a Professional Engineer, retiring from Sylvania’s Lamp Division, and was issued multiple patents for glass melting and forming.

He is survived by a grandson, Brooks Patrick of Maine; a brother, Thomas Loughridge of Corning, NY; four sisters, Myrtle Wheeler and her husband Earl of Pine City, NY, Linda Kasper and her husband Leroy of Roseville, PA, Lucia Huels and her husband Elmer of Lindley, NY and Sibyl Ginnan and her husband Douglas of Corning, NY, and many nephews and nieces.

He is also survived by shipmate Lineer Philips of USS Truxton DD229 which shipwrecked in 1942 in Newfoundland.  They were rescued by the people of Lawn, Newfoundland.  He is also survived by special friend Mayor Wade Roussel of Lawn, many nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Diane Benoit; and brother of the late Arland L. Loughridge, Jr. formerly of Bath, NY and Joan Towner formerly of Lindley, NY.

His funeral service was held Friday September 4, 2009 at 10 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, Six High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment with Naval Honors in the Rosedale Cemetery, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the charity of their choice.

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