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In loving memory of
Frederick Wayne Igou
  • February 17, 1932
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  • May 08, 2011

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Frederick Wayne Igou was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania.  His father died when Fred was two years old. His mother sent him to Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA where he was raised.  His first marriage to Ruth produced three children. He attended college at Penn State and Temple University while he was working as a printer and raising his family. They moved to Phoenixville, PA and taught Graphic Arts at Southern Chester Vocational School. His second marriage was to Susan (no children together). They honeymooned for 17 months sailing in Florida and the Bahamas and back to Pennsylvania. They then moved the boat to Key Biscayne where they couldn’t get a slip for six month so they went on to the Bahamas. They returned to Key Biscayne and Fred got his Captain’s License while Susan got her Ham Radio License in order to do more sailing. They agreed to work for ten years before going long distance sailing. He worked at Miami-Dade Parks and Rec. She worked in a Miami hospital as a Psychiatric nurse. They traveled every vacation to the Caribbean, Bermuda, US west coast, Keys, Alaska, Europe, China and Hong Kong by train. Fred’s daughter Sherry came to live with them until she graduated from high school. When he finished working they sailed to every island in the Caribbean. They later bought a three acre farm in Edgewater where they raised goats. Fred enjoyed puttering around in his large workshop. He built a house, walkway, fountain and was generally very crafty. They later moved to New Smyrna Beach and lived in Sea Woods. He enjoyed playing shuffle board, dancing, scuba diving, bowling and an active life. He is survived by his wife Susan, children David (Priscilla) Igou, Kathy (Mike) Ersland, Sherry Igou-Campbell, Lisa Groh, Linda, grandchildren Danny and Frank.   Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia Southeast Care Center 4140 South Ridgewood Avenue Edgewater FL 32141. Lifef Celebration will be 2:00 PM May 25 at Sea Woods Clubhouse.

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  1. 28 May 2011
    P. F. says:
    To the family: May the comfort from family and friends strengthen you during this difficult time, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

  2. 17 May 2011
    anne/bo mooney says:
    our hearts go out to you.Still picture Fred on his bike,big grin,always a wave or hello.Hope all your memories will help ease the loss

  3. 16 May 2011
    Maria & Joe Bognar says:
    We are with you in our thoughts Sue, we will miss Freds smile and friendly greetings. We had such good time with you guys on the cruise, and know Fred is looking down on all of us, and tell us to look after you.

  4. 14 May 2011
    Lori Cestaro says:
    Sue, my heart swells for you, as I understand the intensity of you pain.. Fred was a special man with who touched so many lives., including my Mother's as well as myself. You are indeed blessed to have so many memories to reflect upon, as I do. I wish I could be there to celebrate his life, but I will be returnig from NY that day after celebrating the close of Moms 92 years; however, I will be there in spirit and at that appointed time, somewhere high above the clouds I will look for Fred, as my thoughts ad prayers will be you..

  5. 14 May 2011
    Susan Igou says:
    I miss you like crazy. I have so many things I want to tell you. I will love you always.
    Your loving wife

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