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Fred M Bost

March 12, 1938 ~ February 21, 2021 (age 82)

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Fred Bost was born on March 12, 1938 to the late John and Pearl Bost,

in Monroe, North Carolina. He went home to be with the Lord on February

21, 2021. He was the youngest of eleven children who all predeceased him

except for a brother, John, who lives in the Philippines.

 He attended public schools in North Carolina and Washington D.C.

before he moved to Detroit, Michigan with his siblings. He enrolled in the

US Army and received an honorable discharge in April 1958. After returning

to Detroit, Fred moved to New Jersey to pursue better job opportunities.

 He continued his education at Essex County College and Bloomfield

College. He held various positions including Assistant Director of

Community Affairs of Essex County and he retired from the Essex County

Sheriff’s Office.

 He was always civic minded and active in the community of Elizabeth

and then in Irvington. In August 1963, Fred participated in the March on

Washington. In 1979, he ran for District Leader and beat the Democratic

Line A candidate and the candidate supported by the County Executive.

Shortly thereafter, he started a Civic Association, and the following year he

ran for Councilman. He was elected as the first African American Councilman

in the Township of Irvington.

 Fred served as East Ward Councilman from 1980-1984 and again from

2000-2004. Between 1984 and 2000, he served on the Planning Board

and Board of Adjustment both in Irvington. After moving to Barnegat, he

was elected as a District Leader. For the past several years, he served on the

Barnegat Planning Board.

 He was a member of Calvary Gospel Church, Newark, NJ until he moved

to Barnegat where he is a member of Bayside Chapel. He was a greeter and he

particularly loved his Wednesday Night Sermon Series Group. He enjoyed

the piano and loved to play the saxophone any chance he could get. He was

an avid sports enthusiast and played tennis, was a runner, and carried his golf

clubs wherever he traveled.

 He leaves to memory his wife Sara; two sons Olatungi (Cheryl) and Kenneth

(Sherry); four daughters Nina, Kimberly (Lenard), Latasha and Sybil; ten

grandchildren Kaci, Andre, Zuri*, Michael, Jahchey, Sierra, Nakal, Daria,

Niani and Zora; two great-grandchildren Genesis and Kasen; as well as a host

of nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday February 26, 2021 from 11am until the Funeral Service at 12noon at Bayside Chapel 965 West Bay Avenue Barnegat, NJ 08005.

Private Burial will be at the Brig. Gen Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements under the care of Maxwell Funeral Home, Little Egg Harbor.


February 26, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bayside Chapel
965 West Bay Avenue
barnegat, NJ 08005

Funeral Service
February 26, 2021

12:00 PM
Bayside Chapel
965 West Bay Avenue
barnegat, NJ 08005

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