Fred Terretti, Jr.

March 26, 1955 - May 29, 2018
Fred Terretti, Jr.

Fred Terretti Jr, age 63, left his earthly home on May 29, 2018 in the loving arms of his family in Wilmington NC.

Fred is survived by his wife and “girlfriend” of 38 years Becky, his daughter Melissa Whitman and husband Ryan, along with 3 grandchildren: Calleigh, Alex, and Madilyn, all of Wilmington.  He leaves behind his best-friend and sister Linda Wermuth, and husband Bob of Polk City FL, his brother-in-law (riding buddy) Tony Geraci of Cincinnati OH, as well as numerous extended family members and loving friends. He is preceded in death by mother Geraldine and father Fred Sr.

Fred was a great man that will live on through all the lives he has touched.  His contagious laugh will echo with us all forever.  There is no doubt that right now he is riding his Harley with his knees in the breeze, stopping inevitably to admire classic sports cars along the journey; all the while telling everyone he meets about the wife he loves, the family he holds so dear, and his company, TruClean Facilities Management, which was created out of the back of his 1999 station wagon.  The standard of excellence he brought to his business will be continued by his wife and partner Becky and his many loyal, hardworking employees.

Fred’s request was to throw one last rockin’ party.  A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday June 10th 4:00p- 6:00p at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, Wilmington Chapel 1535 S. 41 St. Wilmington NC 28403.

Flowers are welcome or donations can be made in his honor to Zimmer Cancer Center or Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

*** Born to Ride. Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly***

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  • June 07, 2018
    Terrence McGuire says:
    Fred was definitely one if the old guard! Fred and his wife Becky,aka his girlfriend,have had a big input on my life.Fred taught me how to keep an open mind again,to become teachable,as I had become closed off.Just under a year ago,Fred came to a job site,just to ask me how I was doing,what was going on in my life.Never had a boss that would or had done that.He was terminally ill at that point,but did not let that get in the way of continuing to be the person he was.I will forever be grateful to Fred for helping me become teachable once again.He truly left this world a better place than he found it! Respectfully Terrence McGuire,Tru Clean employee, always a friend .

  • June 10, 2018
    William Holloway says:
    I will never forget the bandanna he always put on when it was time to get the work done. He was the best friend and client I probably will ever have. He was one of the strongest people I have met, during the last 5 yrs. of his journey, I never once heard him complain about his condition, even at the near end, while I was helping him at my shop with a special project of his, he was more concerned about doing it right, than showing any discomfort, with his condition. This type of "Love, to comfort others while you are suffering," is extremely rare , and shows the person he was. I will carry with me this memory, to try to be as strong and courageous as Fred was. My love and condolences to Becky and family.

  • June 12, 2018
    Lee Cowper says:
    I am shocked. Have just found out about Fred-6-12-18. I was in the construction business and had the pleasure of knowing and working with Fred. He always was a prince. He was always the same, always pleasant and his quality always exceptional. I had not seen Fred in several years, but my memory of him will not diminish. My condolences to the family