Frederick A. Fluegge, a resident of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE passed from this earth on October 28th, 2012. Fred was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 20, 1927. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1951 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society.
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He worked for the DuPont Co. for 35 years and began his career in Wilmington DE. He was transferred to East Chicago Works in Indiana where he met and married the love of his life, Evelyn Gibasiewicz. In 1956, he was transferred back to Wilmington with his new bride, where they began their married life together. He also worked at various DuPont locations including the Experimental Station, Jackson Laboratory, Old Hickory in Tennessee, Pionki, Poland and the Fairfield Plant in Fairfield Connecticut. He was part of the DuPont team that started a DuPont Plant in Poland that manufactured Corfam. When he retired, he was a Technical Superintendent at the Fairfield Plant in Fairfield, Connecticut. Upon his retirement from DuPont, he went back to school to earn a teaching certificate. He then went on to teach Chemistry and Physics at Fairfield Preparatory School, a private boys high school in Fairfield, Connecticut. He had a passion for classical music and singing and was a past, active member of the SPEBSQSA and a member of other choir's including St. Joseph's on the Brandywine Church. His other interests were gardening, ballroom dancing, birding, astronomy, chess and spending time with his family.
He will be forever missed by his beloved wife of 56.5 years, Evelyn Fluegge, daughters: Carol Fluegge of Plymouth Meeting, PA and Linda Bowen (husband Zack Bowen) of West Chester, PA and three grandchildren: Samantha, Zack and Justin Bowen. His family will miss his stories, big smile, love of life, infectious laughter and the twinkle in his eyes.
A memorial Mass to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, November 17 at 2 pm at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church, Greenville, DE, with family visitation beginning at 1 pm. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name should be made to
, Delaware Valley Chapter 399 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 or St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church.
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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2012