Frederick J. Dioguardi (74) of Singer Island, Florida, formerly of Spring Lake and Lakewood, passed after a short illness on April 26th. Fred was born in Kearny, NJ in 1945. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ and Franklin Pierce College in NH. Fred held two Masters degrees from Georgian Court University. Fred spent his youth and many happy summers as a lifeguard at Surfside Beach Club in West End, NJ. Fred enjoyed a long career as a teacher and guidance counselor at Point Pleasant Borough High School in NJ. He also owned the Olde River Side Farm Day School and No. 1 Video in Brick. After retiring in 2005, he moved to Florida and was employed by the Home Depot. He enjoyed the many friendships that he made there, and was named Employee of the Year in recognition for outstanding contributions to his store. Fred enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia, working out at the gym, and taking care of his pets and lawn. He was especially proud of his saltwater aquarium. Many will remember him with a smile driving his 1957 Chevy around the Jersey Shore.
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Fred was predeceased by his parents, Frederico and Adelina Dioguardi, and his siblings, Leopold (wife Virginia), William (wife Theresa), and Frances Casagrande (husband John). Fred is fondly remembered by his 8 nieces and nephews, Justine Van Wagner, Leo Dioguardi (deceased), Paul Dioguardi, Kathleen Squires, Mariann Higgins, Gina McNeill, Bill Dioguardi, and Ken Dioguardi, and many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was also the loving stepfather of Amanda Sheridan and Courtney Dileo.
Arrangements are private and under the care of Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan. To send condolences to friends or family please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.net.