Frederick Serbin
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Frederick Serbin

SERBIN: Frederick Serbin, 83, passed away peacefully at his home outside of Pittsburgh on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Fred was born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 24, 1937, the only son of the late Hilda Serbin, and was preceded in death by his late wife Barbara E. (Shotts) Serbin. Fred is survived by sons of his first marriage to Baillee (Kleckner) Serbin: Edward (Roberta) Serbin of Monroeville and his children Tulip and Mollie; Joseph (Michelle) Serbin of Pittsburgh and his children Jacob and Michael; and David (Denise) Serbin of Pittsburgh and his children Isabelle, Hilary and Isaac. Survived also by his stepdaughter Jennifer (Joseph) Hermann of Plum and children Joseph H. IV and Stella. Born and raised in Pittsburgh on Stanton Avenue, Fred started his career at a very young age by keeping the books for his mother’s small business. He then leveraged that experience into a full scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh where Fred became a respected member of Kappa Nu fraternity, completed Army ROTC training program and performed the duties of business manager for the Pitt newspaper, graduating in 1959. Fred served two years in the U.S. Army rising to the rank of 1st Lieutenant and honorably discharged in 1961. After a successful career of structuring accounting departments for multiple Pittsburgh companies, Fred ultimately opened his own successful small business helping other small businesses with their accounting and finances. Sharing a love for warm oceanside destinations, Fred and Barbara, his wonderful wife of 38 years, traveled as much as they could, often including family and friends on their beach vacations. Fred was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and true friend whose kindness and wisdom was well sought-after. He was a generous, loving soul, and he will be sorely missed. The family had a private graveside memorial service on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Oakland Cemetery in Indiana, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations in Fred’s name to his favorite charities: www.heifer.org and www.audubon.org. PJC

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