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Fred L. Almarode

October 15, 1936August 17, 2020

Fred L. Almarode, 83, of Bridgewater Retirement Community died on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Born October 15, 1936 in Fort Defiance, he was the son of the late Russell Warren Almarode and Florence Gertrude Whitsell Almarode.

Fred retired from DuPont in Waynesboro on November 1, 1993 with 36 years of service. He was a member of Tabernacle PCA Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro. In 1976 he became a member of the Rockingham Male Chorus where he sang Gospel and Spiritual music on the east coast from Pennsylvania to Florida. Fred served as a volunteer at Augusta Health when the hospital first opened in 1994. Most of his time was spent with Gideons International in which he became a member in 1980 and held all offices in the local Augusta East Camp and many at the state level. He served on the Virginia State Cabinet for 12 years until March of 2002 and was re-elected to the Cabinet in March of 2004.

Mr. Almarode is survived by a step-daughter, Deborah Bright Harris of Staunton; step-son, John Marshall Bright of Love; and one sister, Pauline G. Almarode of Stuarts Draft.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene G. Almarode on September 7, 1996.

Following cremation, a private graveside service will be conducted by Rev. Jim Harris at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 715, Waynesboro, VA 22980.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.


  • Gideons International, P.O. Box 715, Waynesboro, VA 22980


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David Sawyer

August 31, 2020

So grateful for the life and legacy of this wonderful, godly man. Fred was a faithful member of our church for many years and was a great encouragement and example to me and to my family. We are praying for his family members and rejoicing that Fred is in the presence of his Savior.

Fred Swartz

August 20, 2020

So sorry to note Fred’s death. We were school friends and from the same neighborhood from elementary through high school. As both of us retired to Bridgewater Retirement community we renewed that friendship. But I haven’t been able to visit with him since the virus pandemic restricted our freedom to visit. I will always remember Fred’s sincere and quiet manner and his participation in the Rockingham Male Chorus and the Gideons. He was a great friend. — Fred Swartz, Bridgewater, Va.

Vicki Almarode

August 18, 2020

Debbie & John,,please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of sweet Fred. I’m so sorry I didn’t get to know him well but he was truly a man of God & you all were blessed!


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