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Frederic J. Vici

November 23, 1922 February 14, 2019
Frederic J. Vici
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Obituary for Frederic J. Vici

Frederic J. Vici of Clawson died peacefully February 14, 2019. He was 96 years old. Fred was born November 23, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan to Frederika A. Wittich and Louis J. Vici. He graduated from Birmingham High School and attended Ohio Wesleyan University before entering the service. While at the university he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and studied automotive engineering, Bible study and was a member of the football team.

Frederic was a cartographer in the U. S. Army and served from February 5, 1943 until Sept. 22, 1945. He was in the 76th Troop Carrier Squadron, 435th Troop Carrier Group in England, France and Italy. He received many medals and decorations for his service.
Frederic worked at Chrysler Corporation as a technical writer and illustrator and retired in 1990 from General Dynamics. Fred was an artist and specialized in pen and ink drawings. He made house portraits for many family members. Fred had a great sense of humor and enjoyed talking to people. Fred’s other hobbies included golf, traveling up north, watching western movies and U of M football.

Fred is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughters Lyn (Chuck), Rosemary (Robert), and Pamela (Brian) and son Philip (Rachel). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jaimie Norman-Medley, Bryan Zech, Jason Zech, Kristin Bouscher, Jennifer Ristoski, Brianne Cooke, Andrew Kaczmarek, Kevin Kaczmarek, Brooke Vici-Symborski, Mikayla Vici and PJ Vici. He is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren. Fred is preceded in death by his parents, his son Frederic Junior, his grandsons Chet Matthew Norman and Robert Theodore Zech and granddaughter Sarah Janus Zech.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Tuesday, February 19th from 3-8pm. A Funeral Service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple Rd, Birmingham February 20th at 11am. A memorial luncheon will follow at the church, followed by burial at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church.


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