Fred Mulholland, 1929-2020

Written by Joel Jackson

Fred was a long-time friend. The following information is provided so far as I know.

Fred was a Florida native. He turned 91 years old on July 20 and passed away on December 20, 2020.

Fred was one of the founders of the Florida Trails Association. He directed the buildings of many miles of nature hiking trails for the association.

He attended Hillsborough High School and later was award membership in the school's "Hall of Fame".

Fred with a poster of the activities that lead to his induction into the Hillsborough High School Hall of Fame.

He retired from GT&E in management.

Fred was in the Army National Guard for 21 years as a Green Beret and retired a Major.

Fred was a long-time member of the Tampa Bay Model Airplane Flyers and held the World Championship for antique model RC airplane flying for several years.

Fred with one of his model airplanes.

Fred was a member of the Florida Native Plant Society for over 30 years. Until recently, he was a continually active member of the Suncoast Chapter of the NPS and then transferred to the Nature Coast Chapter due to living nearer to that chapter’s meeting location.

Fred and his wife Barbara maintained a native plant show place yard.

They were well known for their annual May yard parties for members of both Hillsborough and Pasco County’s native plant clubs.

The could always to counted on to bring plants to club meeting for auction.

They had a big party to celebrate his 90th birthday party. Fred wanted to have the celebration while he was still alive.

Fred's 90th birthday party.

Fred is survived by his loving wife Barbara who shared many of Fred’s interests and hobbies for many years.

Fred is also survived by a son, Doug and daughter, Kathy and three grandchildren.


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