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Frederick "Bud" Wieder

July 7, 1944 - October 7, 2019
Born in Livingston, New Jersey
Resided in Stillwater Township, New Jersey


Frederick "Bud" Wieder, 75, of Stillwater Township, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019, at Newton Medical Center.

Born in Livingston, Bud was raised in Livingston and Parsippany, where he lived before moving to Stillwater Township. He was an Architect teacher and Special Education teacher at Parsippany High School for 26 years. He had previously worked at Picatinny Arsenal as a draftsman.

Bud was a baseball coach at West Morris Central High School for 18 years. He loved playing golf and was an avid Yankees and Jets fan. A car enthusiast, Bud built his own Cobra kit car. He enjoyed Control Line flying and was a world champion by flying his plane in the Texas finals. A man with a great sense of humor, Bud touched, inspired and influenced many lives.

The son of the late Frederick and Mary (Petrecky) Wieder, Bud is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bette (Banks) Wieder; his son, Ryan Wieder; his sister, Janet Beach; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019, at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Halsted Street, in Newton. Interment will follow in Stillwater Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

Family and friends are invited to wear Yankees or Jets apparel to the visitation and funeral.

Memorial donations may be made to American Epilepsy Society, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Thursday, October 10, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Joseph R.C. Church
Halsted Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, October 11, 2019
10:00 AM
Stillwater Cemetery
Maple Avenue
Stillwater, NJ 07875
Friday, October 11, 2019

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