\nFred Thomas Whitlock of Southampton, PA passed away on September 29, 2023 at 95 years old. He leaves a large void in the lives of his family, friends and community but they celebrate a long life, well-lived and well-loved.\nFred was born to Gladys and Fred Whitlock of Rockledge, PA on April 22, 1928. He contributed much to his Lower Moreland HS class as an athlete, class President, and band member playing the xylophone. He continued his education at Drexel before launching a long career in the sheet metal business.\nAt 21 Fred met his neighbor, Elizabeth “Lillian” Woodend. Fast forward to a celebration of 70 years of marriage on September 26, 2023. After moving to Southampton in 1957 and adding 3 children to their family, Fred reconstructed their house with the help of friends and family. This home and natural landscape has been a source of great pride for Fred and his family for 66 years.\nFred was a beloved, active member of the North and Southampton Reformed Church. He also served as Secretary of the Upper Southampton Zoning Hearing Board for over 60 years. He was fortunate to enjoy many busy years of retirement and as a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Fred recently received a certificate of appreciation from the retirees club.\nFred had a passion for travel, skiing, tennis, and the natural world, including the beach in Ocean City, NJ. He was know for his sincere, hard-working approach to life, his insatiable curiosity, and his ability to fix anything. He never missed a chance to dance and show off his mean jitterbug moves. Fred took every opportunity to connect with others, offering a kind word, a warm smile, or a big hug.\nFred is survived by Lillian, his loving children, Lynn, Dawn, and Gregg along with 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandkids, all a constant source of joy to him. He is predeceased by his sisters, Gladys and Doris. Fred will be deeply missed but his legacy lives on in the hearts of those fortunate to have known him. May he rest in peace.\nA celebration of Fred’s life will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the North and Southampton Reformed Church in Churchville, PA. Visitation will start at 1pm, service to follow at 1:30. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to Habitat for Humanity in Fred’s honor.