Frederick Howard Gieringer

March 1, 1943 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Frederick Gieringer Obituary

Frederick Howard Gieringer, 80, of Fleetwood, died February 24, 2024 at Penn State Health – St. Joseph, Bern Township.

He was the husband of Sandra Lee (Hoyer) Gieringer, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.

Born March 1, 1943, in Reading, he was a son of the late Edward Charles Gieringer, II. and Margaret (Barell Hostetter) Gieringer.

Frederick was a 1961 graduate of Fleetwood High School.

He was employed as a tool and die maker with Dana Parish Corporation, Reading for 17 years, and Budd Company, Philadelphia for 4 years, in the same capacity.  Subsequently, he worked with Giering Equipment Sales, Shoemakersville for 20 years, until 2001, when he went to work with William Cohen and Sons as a salesman, where he worked for 10 years.

Frederick was an assistant Boy Scout Master for Fleetwood Troop 7273 for 2 years.  He was a 25-year member of Masonic Chandler Lodge 227, West Reading, where he was a past board of directors of the Masonic Foundation.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his four children: Brian D., husband of Marla (Weida) Gieringer of Fleetwood; Steven G., husband of Dawn (Riffel) Gieringer of Fleetwood; Michael F., husband of Wendy (Doll) Gieringer of Mohrsville; and Cori L. (Gieringer), wife of Matthew W. Drey of Longswamp Township.

Also surviving are his 12 grandchildren: Joshua, husband of Caitlyn Gieringer; Kathryn Gieringer, companion of Jason Zimpleman; David Gieringer, Nicholas Drey; Alysha (Gieringer), wife of Dillon Jauch; Jessica Gieringer; Macy Drey; Carly Gieringer; Patrick Gieringer, Levi Gieringer, Christian Gieringer.

There are also four great grandchildren, Julia, Sarah, Maxon, and Jaden.

Frederick was preceded in death by a grandson, Donavan M. Gieringer in 2019, and by his five siblings: Edward C. Gieringer, III., Herbert L. Gieringer, Charles E. Gieringer, Kenneth A. Gieringer, and Susan M. (Gieringer) Shoch.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Oley is in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, visit

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