July 2, 1947 - April 17, 2022
Jan Fredericks of Huntersville, NC went to his Lord on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1947, Jan graduated with a Masters in Musicology from Cape Town University, after which he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. While in Rochester, he worked as a Catholic elementary school music teacher and was also the Music Director at his church. An avid proponent of life causes, he was a member of St. Mark's Respect Life group and recipient of the Leo Holmstead Life Award. Jan was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 30 years and participated in a men's Bible group both in Huntersville and Rochester. He enjoyed singing, reading, writing, hiking, playing piano and guitar, playing tennis and soccer and lately pickleball. His biggest joy was being with his grandchildren and children, whom he loved dearly. He will be remembered as a devoted man of God, a loving husband, a beloved father, a kind friend, an accomplished musician, an eager learner of new things, and a brave fighter. Predeceased by his father Andrew, his mother Susan, his sister Joan and his brothers Bertie, Jimmy, David and Donald. Survived by his brothers Izak and Schalk who still reside in South Africa. Married 43 years to his wife, Barbara and father of 8 loving children, Elizabeth (John) Sherman, Theresa (Jon) Hutchinson, Andrew Fredericks, Frances Fredericks, Rebecca (Ramon) Torres, Rosemary Fredericks, Devin Fredericks, Mary Starr Fredericks and nine grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his Church Family. Holy Mass will be celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church on Friday, April 22 @ 2:30pm. Visitation will be Thursday, April, 21st from 6 to 8 pm at James Funeral Home. Holy Mass will be livestreamed at https://www.stmarknc.org/livestream In lieu of flowers please contact St Mark Catholic Church @ 704-948-0231 to request memorial Masses to be offered for the repose of Jan’s soul or donate to Aid to the Church in Need @ churchinneed.org. This organization provides pastoral and humanitarian support to the Church around the world. James Funeral Home is assisting the family, online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.
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