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Frederick Ormand

December 30, 1932 — January 14, 2018

Asheville, North Carolina

Dr. Frederick Tuttle Orrmand died peacefully in Asheville, NC on Sunday, January 14th at the age of 85. His family was at his side at the CarePartners Keever Solace Center. Fred is survived by his son, Brian Ormand of Bessemer City, NC and Daughter, Joyce Ormand Ludwig of Nazareth, PA, and Grandchildren, Samantha Jo Ormand Brown and Gabrielle Elise Ludwig. He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Joyce Wilson Ormand.

Fred was born on December 30, 1932 in Bessemer City, NC to Annie Tuttle Ormand and Marshall F. Ormand. Fred graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a PhD in Physical Chemistry following his BS from Lenoir Rhyne and was employed at DuPont and later Airco and BOA in New Jersey. After retiring, he continued to inspire students in chemistry at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He and his wife later relocated to Penrose, NC where they enjoyed retirement and the mountains in the area.

Fred, an accomplished photographer, often received awards for his work from the Brevard Photography Club displays. He served the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah Forest as a docent volunteer for 15 years and could include his love of photography on the Skyline Drive after his volunteer days at the Cradle of Forestry. Fred was an active and dedicated member of the Etowah Presbyterian Church and served as Treasurer, Elder and sang in the Choir. He also served as Treasurer at the Ardenwoods Church congregation while a resident.

A graveside service was held 3pm on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Long Creek Presbyterian cemetery managed by Sisk-Butler Funeral Service.

A Memorial Service is to be held on Saturday, January 27 at 3pm at the Etowah Presbyterian Church, Etowah, NC 28729. Condolences can be sent to

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The House of Hope c/o Etowah Presbyterian Church, 41 Presbytery Pl, Etowah, NC 28729. The House of Hope was founded in 1978 by Elias Jabbour in Israel and hosts a kindergarten class for Palestinian and Israeli children to teach love and hope for future generations in the area. Fred, along with Tom and Wanda Cook, traveled to Israel and worked at the House of Hope. The family would like to thank CarePartners Solace Keever Center, Rathbun House and Mission Memorial Hospital for their care and dedication.

  • Graveside Service

    January 15, 2018
    3:00 PM

    Long Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery

    707 Long Creek Road
    Bessemer City, NC
    (704) 629-4406
  • Memorial Service

    January 27, 2018
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Etowah Presbyterian Church

    41 Presbytery Place
    Etowah, NC
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