Bath, N.Y.

Fred (Ted) F. Ames Jr

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Fred (Ted) F. Ames Jr., 85, of Bath, N.Y., died early Thursday morning (Sept. 22, 2022) at St. James Hospital. Born in Bar Harbor on Jan. 28, 1937, he was the eldest son of Fred and Florence (Harriman) Ames (deceased). He graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1955, then attended the University of Maine, Orono, and graduated in 1959 with a degree in civil engineering. He then began a career as a civil engineer with the New York State Department of Transportation, Hornell Regional Office. He retired in 1997 as the regional director of transportation operations. Fred enjoyed photography and, at the age of 18, held the honor of being the youngest licensed movie projectionist in the state of Maine. He was a member of the Bath Elks Lodge and volunteered with the Canaseraga ambulance. Fred enjoyed flying, earning his private pilot license. He was a lifetime member of the Penn Yan Flying Club and a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He was a Buffalo Bills football fan and avid golfer. He enjoyed target shooting as a member of the Bath Rod & Gun Club. In retirement, he learned to play the violin and piano. Several times a year he enjoyed traveling to Maine to visit family and friends, and to attend the annual Bar Harbor High School reunion. Fred was married to Lynne M. Montgomery (1961-1975). In 1979, he married Dorothy Gemmell Ames, who died in 2016. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Ames of Rochester, N.Y., and Nadine Ames Rosenblum (Micah) of Towson, Md.; his stepchildren, John Gemmell (Karen), Timothy Gemmell (Gail), Cynthia Stackpole (Robert), Linda Gemmell and Nancy Langton; his brother, Robert Ames (Judy), of Annapolis, Md.; his sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Robins, of Bar Harbor; grandchildren, Harrison Rosenblum and Artemis Rosenblum; several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, classmates and friends. Fred will also be sadly missed by his dear friend and companion, Aileen Mahoney, and her family. He was preceded in death by his brother, Peter Ames, his stepson, William Gemmell, and his step-granddaughter, Brittni Gemmell. The family of Fred F. Ames Jr. will receive friends on Saturday, Oct. 1, from noon-2 p.m., followed by a brief service, at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, N.Y. Final interment will be in Ledgelawn Cemetery in Bar Harbor. Information about the graveside ceremony and reception in Maine will be available in the future. Fred’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to The American Heart Association (

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