Fred Wild

December 6, 2018

Fred Wild Jr. 91, of Syracuse passed away on December 6, 2018. He was an Army Air Force veteran. Prior to retirement, he was a Syracuse Police officer for 38 years followed by 15 years with Syracuse University security.

He was predeceased by his parents, Fred Wild Sr. and Estella (Moore) Wild; brother, Alfred Wild; sister, Helen (Edward) Wells; and son David G. Wild.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Patricia Ann Wild; children, Laurinda (Paul) Amsden, Eric (Julie) Wild, Victoria Wild and Jennifer Wild; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Wild Haven; stepdaughter, Kellie (Fran) Brady and niece Estella (Joe) Traver. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, as well as other extended family.

Calling hours will take place at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, N. Syracuse on Wednesday, December 12th from 11am-1pm. 

There will be a small private service for family and friends followed by grave side services at the Onondaga County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.

The background of Fred's portrait is part of the old 15th Ward, the near East Side, which was razed for the construction of Interstate 81. Its predominantly African American residents dispersed further east and south.

The AME Zion Church at 711 E Fayette Street is one of the last remnants of this once tight knit community.