Chad Barton Fedder, 47, of Berwick, died at his home on Friday, November 12, 2021.
Born on October 2, 1974, he was the son of Norman Fedder, Nescopeck, and the late Beverly Ann (Bores) Fedder of Berwick. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert “Bob” and Ruth (Smith) Fedder, as well as his maternal grandparents, Betty Jean (Comstock) and Michael Kalanick Bores.
After graduating from Berwick Area High School in 1993, Chad served as a Navy Corpsman from 1993 to 1997 in the 2nd Marine Division. He served in Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia, Operation Assured Response in Liberia, and Operation Quick Response in Congo. During his four years in the Marines, Chad earned numerous recognitions, including: Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Fleet Marine Force Ribbon, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
He later spent five years working at SCI-Dallas as a corrections officer before continuing his military-based career as a security independent contractor. He once again served his country while deployed state-side during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and then supported his military brothers and sisters in the Middle East for more than a decade, where he became affectionately known as “Cheddar.”
Chad completed impressive training, including having field medical service and surgical skills, being a hospital corpsman third class, holding secret security clearance, and earning numerous shooting and sniper qualifications through Blackwater Academy.
Chad loved cars and working on them in his garage at home, including his late grandfather’s antique 1964 Buick Electra 225. He loved spending time with his dad, hunting, shooting, and being outdoors. Chad had a loyal group of friends, with whom he enjoyed spending time at his home in the countryside of Berwick. Anyone who attended gatherings at Chad’s place knows how much pride he took in preparing incredible meals and sharing them with his friends and family.
Surviving, in addition to his father, are a daughter, Lexi, of whom he was extremely proud; companion of 17 years, fiancée, and Lexi’s mother, Teri Barren; loving brother, Brent; step-mother, Kathleen Fedder; step-sisters Kara (Adam) Thompson and Kyla (Colin) Riccobon; six nieces and nephews; and numerous close friends who were more like family.
All are welcome to join Chad’s family for his funeral at 12 Noon Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Kelchner, McMichael & Readler Funeral Home, Inc., 119-121 East Third Street, Berwick. Friends will be received from 10 AM until the time of the service. Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery Annex, Walnut Street will follow.
Chad’s security and military friends have created an online fundraiser to support the family as they cover final expenses and plan for the future. You can find the page by typing the following into a web browser: https://gofund.me/0e97aeda.
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