Fred Charles Shorey Jr. died peacefully on Oct. 29 in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 85.
Fred was born July 28, 1928 in Montreal, Canada, to the late Frederick C. Shorey Sr. and Ruth Ware Shorey.
Fred moved to New York in 1941 where he attended St. Bernard’s School and later attended the Taft School in Watertown, Conn., and graduated in 1946. Fred spent many happy summers on Martha’s Vineyard at his mother’s home in West Chop, and later worked at the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard. He spent two years at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He studied economics at McGill University in Montreal and was drafted in 1950 into the U.S. Army. He served in Japan and Korea with the 40th Infantry Division.
Fred joined the treasurer’s office at Chrysler Corporation in 1955, served as manager of shareholder relations and later transferred to Chrysler Financial. He retired from Chrysler in 1990.
Fred and Diane moved from West Bloomfield, Mich., to Fort Myers in 2005 where they joined Iona Hope Episcopal Church and were active members of several small group ministries.
He is survived by the love of his life, Diane Cardin O’Connell Shorey; his children Helen Shorey (Churchill Morgan), Fred Shorey 3rd and his wife Morgan, stepdaughter Erin O’Connell Mulvihill and her husband Timothy, stepson Sean O’Connell and his wife Kathy. He also leaves his grandchildren Melissa Shorey and F. Clay Shorey, as well as his step-grandchildren Daniel, Charlotte and Joseph Mulvihill. Fred is also survived by his sisters in law Shirley Von Colditz and Audrey Shorey, and by many cousins, nieces and nephews in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Canada.
Fred was predeceased by his brother, Robert Shorey, half-sisters Audrey Shorey Darling and Elizabeth von Colditz Bassett, and half-brothers Herbert and Paul Von Colditz.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Iona Hope in the spring of 2014.