Services for Frederick Edward Bennett Jr., a security officer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a retired Baltimore City firefighter, will be held at noon today at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St.
Mr. Bennett, who was 61 and known widely as Fred, died Jan. 4 at his home on Laurel Avenue after a heart attack.
In 1980, after his retirement from the Fire Department, he joined the security force at the hospital. He was commended for his work there by the Maryland Association of Hospital Security and Safety Directors.
He had joined the Fire Department in 1955 and was a firefighter with Engine 40 until his retirement. He was cited four times for his work, which included rescues and being injured when a floor collapsed.
Born in Baltimore, he graduated from Douglass High School and served in Korea with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. His decorations included the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and the Purple Heart.
Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife, the former Lelia Mae Black; a daughter, Denise Phyllis Bennett of Baltimore; two sisters, Jean Bennett Roane of Jim Thorpe, Pa., and Fanny Bennett Ogbunagafor of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; and two brothers, Henry Allan Bennett and Bernard Bennett, both of Baltimore.