Fred graduated from Northern Potter High School and earned a BBA Degree from St. Bonaventure in 1970. He continued his studies at Syracuse University and receiving a MBA in 1974.
Fred was an Engineering Systems Manager at CE Air Preheater in Wellsville from 1957-1983. In 1983, he transferred to CE Elgin Electronics in Erie, PA. In 1989 he founded Burrell Enterprises in McKean, PA, and maintained an active role in the company into retirement. Fred served his community as President of the Wellsville Little League, he was a member of the Wellsville Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps, and performed in the Wellsville Lions Minstrel Show. He was a member of the Parks and Recreation Committee, for the Town of Wellsville, and served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village of Wellsville.
On June 14, 1958 he married his first love Agnes Kish who predeceased him on May 12, 1976. On June 18, 1977, he married Nila (Toni) Marshall who predeceased him on May 25, 2017.
He is survived by a daughter, Tammy (Scott) Cooper of Englewood, FL, three sons, Scott (Regina) Burrell of Rotonda West, FL, Terry (Kathy) Burrell of Weeki Wachee, FL, and Kevin (Terri) Burrell of Waterford, PA, three step children, Voni (Bob) Walker of Wellsville, Jill (Roger) Peterson of Wellsville, and Mick (Michele) Marshall of Bradford, PA, three brothers, Gary Burrell, Stanley Burrell, and Russell Burrell, a sister, Marilyn “Dollie” Thompson, 22 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his companion, Wendy Windus who was his caregiver during this difficult time.
Fred lived an extraordinary life filled with so much love from friends and family. He enjoyed traveling throughout the US with his Cavapoo, Sophie, taking countless photos, and enjoying his retirement in sunny Florida.
A time of visitation and funeral in Florida was held on Saturday, July 16, 2022. A funeral and visitation in Wellsville is being planned and will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.