Frederick Herbert Ahrens


   Ahrens Jr., Frederick "Fred" passed on February 1st, 2018 at the age of 72. He was the son of the late Frederick and Mildred Reed Ahrens Sr.


Fred is survived by his spouse of 24 years Victoria "Vicki" Vegard Ahrens and son James, brother-in-law and sister in-law, Jim and Connie Vegard, dear cousin, Richard and Lucy Reed, and many close family friends. Fred is also survived by his children, Jesse, Matthew and Elizabeth Ahrens.


A Queens Native, a graduate of Penn State and the Brooklyn Law School, Fred came to Steuben County in 1972 to represent flood victims of Hurricane Agnes as a Senior Staff Attorney for the Southern Tier Legal Services. Fred started with the Corporation Counsel of New York City which began his private practice here in Corning, NY and retired as Steuben County Attorney in 2010 with 27 years of service.


Per Fred's request, a celebration of Fred's life will be held at date to be determined. Those wishing to remember Fred with a donation can send to the Corning Community Food Panty, 11715 E Corning Rd, Corning, NY 14830 or Corning Meals on Wheels, 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830.


Fred's family has entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.