Wehle, Fred

Frederick Arthur Wehle, Sr., 75, left the world a lesser place leaving us in the early hours of January 11, 2019.

Fred was a loving, kind, compassionate husband and father. Forever non-critical, he was an absolute joy to live with for 52 years, a consummate gentleman. Music was the driving force behind the Wehles deep love for one another. Born in New York City to Arthur Henry Wehle and Elizabeth A. Wehle, he resided in Manhasset, N.Y.; The Panama Canal Zone; Great Lakes, MI; Williamsburg, VA; and Moorestown, N.J. due to his fathers serving as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy.

Fred graduated from Moorestown Friends School and the University of Delaware where he and Liz met singing with the prestigious University of Delaware Concert Choir. The twosome also participated in productions of the Brecks Mill Cronies, one Candlelight Damn Yankees, and the Brandywiners Rose Marie.

The day after their June 25th, 1966 wedding, the couple headed north to Quonset Pt., R.I. Fred left for Guantanomo Bay.

Fred leaves his wife, Elizabeth (Liz) Firestone Wehle; his son, F.A. Wehle, II; grandsons, Damian Sanbe and Fred Wehle, III; his brother-in-law, Greer Firestone; and loveable cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30am, Wednesday, January 23 at St. Davids Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests honoring Freds memory by sending a donation to: St. Davids Episcopal Church, 2320 Grubb Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810 or The Ministry of Caring, Inc., 115 East 14th St., Wilmington, DE 19801-3209. Funeral arrangements by McCrery & Harra.