Fred Conrad Hochreiter, 78, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 21, 2013, at home in North Richland Hills, Texas, surrounded by his family.
Fred was born in Wilkes-Barre. He graduated from PMC College in Chester with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and did graduate work at George Washington University.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy
and had a successful 37-year career with the National Weather Service.
Fred enjoyed traveling, the outdoors and the Washington Redskins. He volunteered at Grace and Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Fred's true love and passion was his family, with whom he shared wonderful memories.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Louise Hochreiter; and son-in-law, Mark Champlin.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Irma; daughter, Brenda Champlin, Bedford, Texas; sons, Fred, Bear Creek; and Michael, North Richland Hills, Texas; daughters, Barbara Adams and her husband, Randy, North Richland Hills, Texas; and Maria McGill and her husband, H.A., Leesburg, Va.; grandchildren, Shauna Hochreiter, Krista and Shannon Champlin and Rissa, Cassie and Chancelor McGill; sister, Mary Louise Rehring and her husband, Bill, Dallas; brother, Conrad (Fred) and his wife, Gloria, Bear Creek; and a large extended family.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Colleyville, Texas, with visitation one hour before.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors organization.