Frederick Thomas Ciaramella, 89, passed on June 11, 2015. Served with distinction in the Philadelphia Police Department (retired 1980) and as a World War II Veteran US Navy. Husband for over 60 years of the late Wanda (nee Petrosewicz) loving father of 5 children, devoted grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of 2.\n\nFred had many interests and talents and was offered a tryout with a California Baseball League while on R&R in San Diego with the U S Navy. But after a tour of duty in World War II with the Navy on the USS Metivier, Fred returned to his Port Richmond home in Philadelphia to family and friends where he worked at Quaker City before entering the police academy. \n\nFred served in many capacities in his 30 years as a policeman and his love of music served him well as first trumpet for the Police and Fireman Band. He continued to play for his own enjoyment, long after that department was disbanded. He shared his talent and love for music with his children and grandchildren and encouraged them to explore both instrumental and vocal expressions.\n\nAfter retirement, he started his study of oils and other painting techniques with his favorite subject matter being Landscapes and Still Life. Affectionately known as "The Painter" in his Northeast Community, Fred sold many of his oils and special vase paintings at open air markets and to appreciative passers-by at his Port Richmond home. \n\nAn avid golfer and sports enthusiast with an encyclopedic mind for baseball and boxing, he kept busy during his retirement years and kept active with these interests until poor heath slowed him down.\n\nServiceman, policemen, musician, artist, athlete - he would be happy to be defined by any of these titles But the role he cherished most was that of family man, and the title of Dad and PopPop brought the sweetest smile to his face. \n\nWe miss you - always. Fred is survived by his Children Linda, Shirley, Patricia, Frederick III, Robin; Grandchildren Arthur, Scott, Mark, Bonnie, Diana, Genvieve, Remy, Jeffrey, Emily, Brooke, Carly and his great grandchildren Colyn & Cadance. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation Monday 11 AM at the Andrew T. Rakowski Funeral Home 2634 E. Allegheny Ave. Phila., PA 19134. Funeral Ceremony 12 Noon, followed by Military Honors. Interment private.