Fred W. Waite Sr., 78 formally of Auburn, died June 8, 2018 with his family by his side, following a long illness. A native of Lyons, NY, Fred was born March 19, 1940 the son of the late Albert J. Sr. and Corabella Waite. He attended Lincoln Elementary and Central High School in Auburn and graduated from Massena High School after the family moved there following his freshman year at Central. After graduation, Fred joined the US Army and was stationed at Ft. McClellan in Alabama. Following his Honorable Discharge, Fred returned to Massena, then Ogdensburg where he owned and operated Bachelors III Cocktail Lounge and Bar. He then purchased and retired from Kozy's Tavern in Ogdensburg.
Together with his family, Fred enjoyed many vacations to Edgewater, Florida. He enjoyed walking New Smyrna Beach and golfing with friends. He was a member of AMVets as well as the Moose Club of Ogdensburg.
He is survived by one son Fred W. Waite Jr.; sisters Marilyn Waite of NC, Nancy Colella (JR) of Auburn; nieces Brenda Waite Layo (Tom), Dawn Waite Allen (Sam), Jeanie Murphy Rhodes (Kevin) and Carol Ann Murphy Malone (Mike). In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by sisters Carol Klien and Joyce Bissonette; one brother Albert; nephew Robert Klien.
Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., Auburn.