Dr. Frederick Giddy

Obituary of Dr. Frederick E. Giddy

Dr. Fred Giddy was born in England in 1921 and came to the US in 1924, settling in Poland center with his parents and their other six children. They were very poor, living pretty much off the land in Rural America, with none of the conveniences of today. He said that his parents were loving parents and he remembers his childhood as a happy one. After graduation from Falconer Highschool in 1940 he entered the U.S. Air Force and served for three years. He then went to college under the GI Bill and graduated in late 1949 with the degree doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. Fred was very active in his profession having served as president of District number 17 of the New York Chiropractic Association. He loved serving his patients and spent many long hours in his office. After 47 years he retired in 1996 at the age of 75. In 1963 Fred was chosen by the International Chiropractic Association to play the typical doctor in the movie called Report on Chiropractic. It aired coast to coast and was estimated to have reached over 100 million people. Locally Fred became an active member in the Masons, receiving his 32nd degree from the Jamestown Consistory, and later the meritorious award. Fred's passion has always been with the Shriners organization. He was president of the Jamestown Shriner's Club in 1995 and was active in the carts Club. Fred married Josephine Turpin an RN from Newfoundland in 1950 calling her his angel. He lost her to cancer in 1985. They had five daughters, Mary Ellen Szydlowski, the late Lu Ann Carlson, Connie May Giddy, Laurie Nelson and Judy Giddy-King. He also leaves 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Fred remarried five years later to Juanita Mauro and added six stepchildren to the family, Frank Mauro, Syl Mauro, Josie Ann Eccles, Steve Mauro, Rosemary Clark and David Mauro. Besides his first wife Josephine and second wife Juanita, Fred was preceded in death by four brothers: Herbert, Frank, Reginald and Horace Giddy and two sisters: Minnie Gray Saderber and Doris Baker. "Life is a journey, not a destination, and it is what we make of it." Fred taught his daughters always to practice the Golden Rule. "Be truthful in all your dealings with others, for only you know, when you look in the mirror in the morning, if you have been a good person." Fred moved to an apartment in LSS in August of 2009 and was very happy there. The people at LSS are friendly and the staff is wonderful. He has enjoyed playing golf and also became a pro at the pool table. A final thought: "Let us all remember to be kind to our bodies, for it is the only one we are going to have." Eat sensibly, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and always do your best to keep a positive mental attitude. That advice served him well as he lived to 100 years old! The funeral for Dr. Giddy will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Levant Cemetery. Friends will be received by the family from 12p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Falconer Funeral Home. A Masonic service and Military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be donated to the Shriners Children’s Hospital 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505 or Falconer Public Library, 101 W. Main St. Falconer, NY 14733. TO VIEW DR. GIDDY'S FUNERAL SERVICE CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM TAB.
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Sunday
12
December

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
Sunday
12
December

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
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