Frederick Lashway

Obituary of Frederick E. Lashway

Frederick Eugene Lashway, passed away on January 6, 2022 in Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY. He was born in Endicott, NY to Gilbert and Dorothy (Brown) Lashway on October 25, 1943. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Bobbie (Gilmore) Lashway, his daughters, Denise (Michael) Calcagnino of Syracuse, Cynthia Card of Johnson City, two granddaughters, Selena Galadriel and Sophia Calcagnino, sister, Barbara Martin of Chenango Bridge, and many nieces and nephews. Fred was blessed to be a part of a second family with Bobbie that included her children, Kim Lyons, Brian and Brad Spearbeck, and her many grandchildren. He is predeceased in his death by his parents, and brothers, Donald (Lois), Gilbert (Joyce), Francis (Midge), and his sisters Donna and Darlene (Robert) Hutchinson. Fred attended school in Endicott, NY before joining the Navy. He served from 1961 to 1964, as an aircraft mechanic, stationed in Bermuda. After the Navy, he returned to Endicott where he worked as a machine operator for a few years. Always striving to improve his life, Fred earned a CDL, and became an over-the-road truck driver. He traveled across the country, driving for Crowley, Fernstrom Trucking, and National Pipe for several years. Driving truck was a great passion of Fred's that he often reminisced about with friends and family. Always eager to be helpful, if you had a plan to travel he would suggest routes, sometimes sharing stories of his adventures on 18 wheels. Fred then worked for the USPS in Endicott for 20 years and retired. Fred had a strong work ethic, his focus on providing for his family always. In his younger years, Fred enjoyed fly fishing. He could cast a fly that looked to be choreographed. He often traveled to Pennsylvania on the weekends to fish the "Gap". Fred had an episode of muscle car mania, when he rebuilt an olive-green Javelin in his buddy's backyard. He enjoyed country music, and wasn't afraid to dance. Fred was quick to make friends, and was known for his pleasantry, and caring. Once retired, Fred enjoyed time with his family, especially outings with Bobbie, and being a full-time grandfather to Logan and Kaitlyn. Calling hours will be held at Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St., Endicott, on January 12th, 2022 from 1 to 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made in Fred's honor, to the Disabled American Veterans (, or the Alzheimer's Association ( The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff of the Lourdes Hospital ER, with special thanks to nurses Haley and Karen, and Michelle Micheo-Rodriguez, MD.
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