Elly Frederick, 82, passed away Jan. 5, 2013, at Hope Hospice House Cape Coral after a brief illness. The family is holding a private service per Elly's request.
She was born in Russelsheim, Germany, to Ludwig and Susan Schilling. She came to the United States in 1957 and has lived in Cape Coral for the past 18 years. She worked for many years with Holiday Inns and eventually retired in Cape Coral. She also worked at HPH Corporation of Cape Coral. She made many friends through the years who remained special and dear to her heart. In the 1990s, she attended numerous fund-raisers for the Aids Foundation with her dear friend, Woody. In her pastime, she enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and her daughter's dogs, Maxie and Scarlett.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Otto Schilling, and her sister and best friend, Helga Hilkert.
She is survived by her sister, Susie, in Salzburg, Austria; her brother, Herbert and his wife Olli in Russelsheim, Germany; and her five children, Careen Cashman, Michael Frederick, Audrey Kassem, Kim Conboy and Lisa Houk. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, including Erik and Chloe Kassem of Cape Coral, and Norman; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Donations may be sent to Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral or The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.