Duane Fred Eddy
July 16, 1953 – Sept. 16, 2021
Fred passed away on Sept. 16, 2021 at Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage of COVID-19 with other underlying conditions, with a close friend by his side. He was 68 years old. Fred was born in Jamestown, New York. He lived among the Conewango Amish and spoke fluent German. They use to call him Fritz, his German name. He worked at a factory making tools. He also worked as an emergency dispatcher in Cattaraugus County, New York from April 9, 1990 to Jan.25, 1999. He bought a farm in Randolph, New York and worked it with hay and animals. He retired and moved to Alaska after a back injury put him on disability. He moved to Anchor Point, Alaska, in 2004 as his dream was to live in Alaska. He built a nice little place on the outskirts of Anchor Point, enjoying living life off the grid.
He set up a stand on the Homer spit to sell his beaded jewelry plus other items including making leather items of moccasins and knife holders and dream catchers and loved looking at license plates to see where everyone was coming from. He loved playing Bingo in Anchor Point and Homer. He loved doing cross stitch and beading and enjoyed reloading bullets for himself and shooting at his targets on his property. He was a very talented person in many ways.
He is survived by his close friend in Florida, New York and Anchor Point, and many friends in Anchor Point and Homer Alaska and New York. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Laverne and Cleopatra Joyce Eddy.
He will be truly missed by all who knew him. There will be a celebration of life for Fred at the Anchor Point Senior Center on Nov. 6. His ashes will be spread on his homestead at a later date.
Per Fred’s wishes, any donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, http://www.stjude.org/ in Duane (Fred) Eddy’s name.