Frederick Stanley ‘Fred’ Carnright, 93, WWII Army vet, ham radio operator and assistant scoutmaster

Frederick Stanley Carnright, “Fred,” of Virginia Beach, entered Eternal Life on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the age of 93 years. He was born on May 15, 1922 to the late Frederick J. and the late Irene (formerly Traver) Carnright in Haines Falls, NY. On October 5, 1946, he married the former Frances Ednah Schaller in Schnectady, NY and the two have enjoyed many happily married years.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents and son Frederick S. Carnright, Jr.

In addition to his wife, Fred is further survived by his daughter Martha Kilmer and her husband John; daughter Lucille Landen and her husband Tom; daughter-in-law Patti; brother Richard Carnright and his wife Janet, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Fred was a member of the Christian Church Uniting, a World War II US Army Veteran of the Pacific, and a devoted 42-year employee of the General Electric Corporation. In his free time, he was a ham radio operator, part of the Emergency Volunteer Preparedness Team, and an Assistant Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America.

Memorial service for Fred will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2015, at Christian Church Uniting (6049 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach) at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars or Christian Church Uniting 6049 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach, VA  23464.

The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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