Summerville, SC — Frederick Cluff Chase, BMC (USN Ret.), 88, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Katherine Neelon Chase, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Christ Our King Catholic Church, 1149 Russell Drive. Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell, with Full Military Honors, will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road.
Frederick was born August 22, 1925, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, son of the late Warren O. Chase and Loydia M. Skibicki Chase. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy, having achieved the rank of Chief Boatswain's Mate. He served faithfully during WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. Frederick went on to serve as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department and the Newburyport Police Department. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Frederick was a member of Christ Our King Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Newburyport, MA.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Katherine "Kathie" N. Chase; his son, Gregory Chase and his wife, Dene, of Camarillo, CA; his grandchildren, Christopher and Jeffrey; his sister, Helen Craib and her husband, Bob, of New Hampshire; and his three brothers, Joseph Chase and his wife, Zelma, of TX, Edson Chase of NH, Donald Chase and his wife, Barbara, of FL. He was preceded in death by his son, Freddie, who died in 1969 during the Vietnam War.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or Hospice Care of America, 1470 Tobias Gadsden, Suite 107, Charleston, SC 29407.
A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.