Week of July 23, 2014
Frederick J. (Fred) Mahlstedt, 81, of Oriental, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Carolina East Hospital following heart surgery. He and his wife, Pat, moved to Oriental 20 years ago from Miller Place, LI, NY. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was also an avid lover of animals. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Mahlstedt; son, Brian Mahlstedt of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania; three daughters, Patti Bohnenblusch of Willow Springs, Sharon Minicozzi of Huntersville and Joy Gorman of Fuquay Varina; eight grandchildren, Brian Mahlstedt Jr., Ashley Mahlstedt, Ryan Minicozzi, Samantha Minicozzi, Keith Gorman, Kevin Gorman, Casey Bohnenblusch and Carly Bohnenblusch; and one great-granddaughter, Kennedy Sky Badger. A private memorial celebration will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS and Pamlico County EMS. Online condolences to the family may be made at
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
In loving memory Larry Sparrow
We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
We thought of you yesterday, and the days before that too.
We think of you in silence, we often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part.
We know you are safe in heaven, we have you in our hearts.
Loved and deeply missed by your father, mother, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, all co-workers and many friends