Friday, October 19, 2007

Rose Buddies: Fred Fearing

Fred Fearing will be missed here in Elizabeth City, by everyone who has had the chance to meet his acquaintance. To read Mr. Fearing's Obit please go to:
Rose Buddy founder Fearing dead at 93

Friday, October 19, 2007

Fred Fearing, internationally famous as founder of Elizabeth City?s Rose Buddies, died at Albemarle Hospital this morning. He was 93.

Pat Ruth, Fearing?s daughter, said her father died in his sleep. He had been at the hospital for a minor procedure but otherwise was feeling well, she said.

Fearing, a retired mail carrier, gained international acclaim for cofounding a group of greeters in the early 1980s who welcomed visiting boaters to Elizabeth City. The name originated from Fearing?s practice of issuing roses to visiting female boaters.

Thousands of boaters around the world had met Fearing, primarily through the wine and cheese parties he held in their honor during boating season at Elizabeth City?s waterfront. The good will Fearing showed boaters raised the city?s profile and attracted worldwide publicity. It also boosted tourism across the region.

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