May 8, 1928 ~ July 3, 2020

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Fred H. Kallert, 92, of Hamden passed away peacefully at Benchmark Senior Living on July 3, 2020.  He was the devoted and loving husband of Phyllis (Gamache) Kallert for 61 years.  Fred was born in New Haven on May 8, 1928, son of the late Gottfried and Martha (Saddig) Kallert.  He served honorably in the US Army Military Police for two years during the Korean War, serving in Germany.  Fred worked as a compositor/printer for the New Haven Register for 38 years until his retirement.

Along with his wife Phyllis, Fred is survived by his children; Susan Kerrigan and her husband John Kerrigan, M.D. (Bainbridge Island, WA), Kathryn Caliendo (Hamden, CT), and Paul Kallert and his wife Deborah Kallert (Branford, CT). Beloved grandfather of Haley, Katrina, and Faith Kerrigan, Carly and Doug Caliendo, and Ryan and Olivia Kallert.  He was predeceased by his son-in-law Lou Caliendo.

Fred was a lifelong Lutheran and active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Haven (where he met his wife), and later a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Hamden.  He was a well known sports fan and many will miss his enthusiastic rehashing of any game.  He loved playing baseball and basketball as a child.  He traveled many miles to watch his grandchildren’s sporting events, whether it was soccer, swimming, rowing, baseball, or hockey.  He was a very proud father and grandfather and always loved talking about the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed sharing fond and humorous stories of his times with lifelong friends.

Fred graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1946 and then the Junior College of Commerce (JCC) in 1948, forerunner of Quinnipiac University. He played the saxophone and clarinet in his high school band and also played tennis. Traveling the country by car was one of his greatest passions, camping along the way. He sought out many local sports stadiums no matter what season it was.  He was an avid reader of many books and several newspapers. He will be missed.

A graveside committal service will take place in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.  Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, Hamden is assisting with the arrangements.

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  1. FRED WAS A DEAR FRIEND OF MY FATHER LOUIS PASQUARIELLO.

    MY DAD WAS A QUIET MAN. HE AND FRED WORKED TOGETHER AT THE NEW HAVEN REGISTER. HE ALWAYS SPOKE OF FRED WITH AFFECTION AND RESPECT. HE TALKED ABOUT HOW HARD HE WORKED AND WHAT A NICE MAN HE WAS. PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY. SINCERELY LISA PASQUARIELLO BOSSOLI

  2. Phyllis, Sue, Kathy, Paul, and Grandchildren,

    We offer our condolences on the passing of Fred. We are deeply saddened by the loss that your family has encountered. May our condolences bring you comfort to ease the pain of this loss. We offer you our thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes during this dark time in your life.
    Fred was a very nice and friendly person. He enjoyed watching Ryan and Olivia play sports and always had a smile on his face. May you rest in peace, Fred! You will be truly missed!!!

    With Love,

    Richie Jr., Alene, Christian, Kayla, and Lenora DeLuca.

  3. Phyllis and family – Bill and I are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. We always enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor.

  4. Dear Phyllis and Family,
    I’m remembering so many happy times we shared…starting with us both married at Trinity in 1959, we were in June…but you were so blessed to share 61 years of marriage, unfortunately we had almost 55 years of marriage, when Bruno died at 74 on April 6th, 2014. May your many fun times shared with Fred—Dad keep you thru each day and you will think of him so many times. Please know how sorry our lives come to an end the way they do…but it’s not in our control.
    Love and Hugs to you all, Dottie Wegner along with Bruce and Diane too!

  5. My deepest condolences go out to Phyllis and Fred’s family! Fred used to come to our family business to look at our Yankee memorabilia! I enjoyed talking to him many times and he will truly be missed, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you!

  6. Dear Phyllis and family,
    We are saddened to hear of Freds passing, but we do know he is laughing
    and joking with our Lord!!

    May the peace that comes from loving memories be with you and your
    beautiful family.

    Love, Brian and Marcia Donnelly (Jans sister)

  7. Phyllis and family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Fred was a good father who set an excellent example for others to follow, always willing help kids with their sports. Fred will always be remembered as a man who cared deeply, understood sportsmanship, and laughed easily.

    With deep sympathy,

    Brenda & Tom Coffey

  8. Dear Paul,
    Our warmest condolences to you and family, we are deeply sorry for your loss.
    We are so lucky to have you as part of our team and we hope you know we are by your side during this time of sorrow. We are here to support you in any way possible.
    Merim and MITG FP&A team

  9. Very sorry to read about the loss of your husband and dad , condolences to your family, Fred was a very friendly talkative person , We had many conversations at the Hamden skating rink , he will sadly be missed 🙏🏻❤️🏒

  10. How I loved Fred
    He introduced me to his love of baseball
    will always remember our trip to the old Yankee stadium
    with Pastor and Lois
    A soft and gentle soul
    Romans 828 all things…..

  11. Phyliss and family,
    So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He was a great man. I’m sure the
    Saddig family gave him a warm welcoming!

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