Fred Cliff, longtime government director of the South Carolina Pest Control Association (SCPCA), died Oct. 20 at age 86.
Born in Louisiana in 1934, Cliff served within the Korean Struggle as a Marine, and was awarded a Purple Coronary heart for his service. His pest management profession included working in gross sales and administration positions for Orkin Pest Management and Terminix Companies. In 1993, he retired and opened Cliff Consulting.
Cliff was very energetic within the trade, having been the 1980-81 president of the SCPCA. He served as its government director from 2001 to 2011. Different pursuits together with being energetic within the American Legion and Marine Corps League; being a golf member of Wildewood Nation Membership; and officiating each professional and novice tennis and highschool soccer.
Cliff was interred along with his late spouse of 63 years, Fae, in a non-public ceremony at Fort Jackson Nationwide Cemetery. He’s survived by their three youngsters, Kimberly Cliff Giger (Hanspeter), Stephen Hunt Cliff, and Merrill Maillet Cliff (Ansley); 4 grandchildren: Murray Vaughan Cliff, Alexis Cliff Giger, Cameron Cliff Horner, and Grier Kelly Cliff; and one great-grandchild, Emory Maillet Horner.
In an announcement, the SCPCA notes that “Fred Cliff was a large within the pest administration trade. He was a mentor to many who grew up within the trade, and he left his indelible mark on everybody who knew him. His iconic presence will endlessly be missed.”
The Pest Administration Skilled journal workers sends its sympathies to Cliff’s household, mates and colleagues.