Howard B. Fedrick, 67

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The city’s Fine Arts Fiesta has lost one of its board members, King’s College has lost a professor, but most important the area has lost a gentleman.

Howard B. Fedrick of Laflin, a prolific member of the downtown festival who pioneered the fiesta’s Internet audience, and a member of the history department at King’s College, passed away Wednesday at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was 67.

David Kerr, president of the board of the Fine Arts Fiesta, had known Fedrick since they met at a board meeting nearly 25 years ago. He said Fedrick’s lasting impression on those he met in the community was one of unconditional kindness and generosity....

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