HAMPTON - Fred J. Schaake Sr., 90, of Hampton, passed away peacefully Friday, March 21, 2014, at home.Fred was born in Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 1, 1924, a son of the late Ralph R. and Vernice (Bradstreet) Schaake.He graduated from Lawrence High School and went on to Louisiana State University before being deployed to Europe by the U.S. Army to serve in World War II. Fred was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and was a POW before being released in April 1945.He went on to graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, then moved to the Seacoast where he summered as a child. After a short time as a seasonal business owner at Hampton Beach, he began a long and successful career as a developer in Seabrook Beach and Hampton. Highlights of Fred's career include the development of Glen Hill, the purchase of the Hampton Beach Casino with a group of partners, and the building of the Hampton House Hotel. His love of his family and the community was evident in everything he did.In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by his brother, Ralph Schaake, Jr.Fred is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elaine (Goodreau) Schaake, as well as their four children, Kara Schaake, Fred Schaake and his wife Leah, Keri Hepburn and her husband Tim, Kristin Schaake-MacKinnon and her husband Scott, all of Hampton; his loving grandchildren, Sarah and Michael Trainor, Freddy, Jack, Lucas and Joshua Schaake, Nick and Lindsey Hepburn, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
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services: The family will receive friends from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. Theresa Church, 815 Central Road, Rye Beach. Burial will follow in High Street Cemetery, Hampton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Fred's honor to Hampton Mounted Patrol, c/o Hampton Police Dept., 100 Brown Ave., Hampton 03842, a cause Fred supported for many years. Go to remickgendron.com to view Fred's memorial Web site, sign the tribute wall or for directions.
Remick & Gendron Funeral Home
811 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH 03842
Published in Union Leader on Mar. 25, 2014