EINSIDLER--Frederick Roy. Passed away on March 13, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mimi. He was a wonderful father and father-in-law to son Jon (Karen) Einsidler and Amy (Keith) Lewis, and adoring grandfather to Bobby, Laura, Billy, Teddy, Nina and Scott. Fred was born in New York City on June 7, 1925. At an early age, Fred developed a keen interest in a military career. An honor student at Stuyvesant High School, he received his appointment to West Point, where he graduated in 1945. He served as a tank commander during the occupation of Japan. Returning to the States in 1948, he received his Masters of Science degree at the University of Michigan. With the onset of the Korean War, Fred returned to the 1st Cavalry Division serving as an intelligence and reconnaissance platoon leader. His unit was at the Yalu River when the Chinese entered the war and where his subsequent actions earned him the Bronze Star Medal for bravery and a purple heart. Fred ended his military career in 1953 and joined AMF's General Engineering Division as an engineer heading up numerous ordinance projects. Not surprisingly, his energy, enthusiasm and talent led to a number of promotions while at AMF. In 1959, Fred became president of Consultants and Designers, Inc. He managed the company during a period of explosive growth. During Fred's stewardship the company expanded in a variety of businesses until the company was sold to Greyhound Corporation in 1972. Never shying away from a good challenge, Fred was named President and CEO of Butler International. During his 15 year tenure, subsequently as Chairman and CEO, Fred drove the company to new heights, becoming the 700th largest company on the NYSE. An indication of his success came when he was elected to President of the prestigious Wings Club in 1983. Fred served as a trustee and advisor to five universities and colleges, held numerous corporate directorships and was especially proud of being awarded Vaughn College of Aeronautics Honorary Doctor of Sciences in recognition of his contributions to the advancements of transportation. Fred was fond of saying "I feel indebted to West Point for molding me when I was young and for helping me maintain my ideals throughout my lifetime." For all who knew him we can only say "well done". He will be greatly missed by his wife, children and their spouses, grandchildren and everyone who knew him. The funeral will be held graveside for family at Westchester Hills Cemetery. The family will sit shiva on March 23rd from 2pm to 8pm at Jon Einsidler's house, 93 Downey Drive, Tenafly, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to www.pcf.org
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Published in The New York Times on Mar. 16, 2014