Frederick was born in Amity, N.Y. and graduated from Warwick High School. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 22 years, initially as a combat engineer in the First Engineering Battalion of the 1st Infantry Division and then in the Army’s nuclear power program. His time in the Army included tours of duty in Germany, Vietnam and the Panama Canal Zone.
Following retirement from the Army, Frederick worked for 22 years at Consolidated Edison’s Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. He also earned a degree in industrial management from Iona College. After retiring from Consolidated Edison, Frederick was involved in many community service projects, including teaching safe-driving courses and reading to children learning English. He was also an active member of the Brentwood Kiwanis organization.
Frederick is survived by his beloved wife, Maria; his sons, Fredric of Brentwood, and Mark of Westborough, Mass. and Mark’s wife, Amy Finn; grandchildren, Ian Finn of San Diego, Lucas Finn of Woburn, Mass., Adam Urbin of Fort Rucker, Ala., and Ethan Urbin of Brentwood; and two great-grandchildren, Elliott and Asher Finn of San Diego. He is also survived by his two sisters, Ann Pawelek of Warwick, N.Y., and Nancy Auburger of Vernon, N.J.
Frederick’s positive spirit in the face of adversity reminded all of us each day of how precious life is. He was a generous and kind person who will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation, 8360 Red Oak St., Suite 201, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, or the hospice organization The Madrone Foundation, c/o Professional Healthcare, 925 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 101, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.