FREDERICK A. BORNHOFEN
1937 - 2019
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BORNHOFEN
FREDERICK A.
82, born in Des Plaines, IL, in 1937, died in the arms of his wife, Judith, of almost 58 years. She is Judith Greene of Evanston, IL and they had three children, Elizabeth J. Bornhofen Sullivan wife of Lt. Colonel D. Timothy Sullivan, John B. Bornhofen II husband of Amy Rosenbaum Bornhofen, and Catherine Bornhofen Cless wife of Craig M. Cless and their two boys, Charles John Cless and Carter Henry Cless. He is outlived by his brother, Dr. John O. Bornhofen of Grand Rapids, MI. Frederick was the son of the late John B. and Nelda C. Bornhofen of Des Plaines, IL.
Frederick graduated from Maryville Academy and St. Joseph's College, of Indiana, and then was employed as an electronics engineer when he was recruited by the Office of Naval Intelligence as Special Agent. He then moved to private industry, as the senior security representative of Magnavox, Zenith Radio, National Tea Company, and finally as Director of Security for the Sun Company of Pennsylvania. He retired from Sun and became an international consultant, specializing in intellectual property issues for the major cosmetic houses.
He was a Fellow for St. Joseph's College as well as the American Academy for Forensic Science. He was a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Protection Professional, and Certified International Investigator.
Along the way, he was one of the founders of the International Security Managemant Associ-ation, the premiere association of security professionals. Upon retirement, he became a licensed private investigator in PA and then helped found the Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators, serving many years as treasurer. He was also elected to be the Associate Executive Director for Intellenet, a worldwide private investigation service and served on that board of directors.
In 1990, he was invited to join the new Vidocq Society and became Chairman of the Board and Case Manager. This group, now famous, was established to help law enforcement in the investigation of "cold cases" and generated massive public interest in homicide investi-gations as featured on TV.
For thirty years, he and his beloved wife Judith, lived in their custom built home in Elverson, along a mill pond on the former Isabella Furnace property, known as Sunmere. From here, he operated his consulting business and because interested in local history, finally serving on the Board of Directors of the Hay Creek Historical Society.
A Memorial/Celebration will be held in his honor. Date and time are to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Vidocq Society, 1704 Locust Street, Phila., PA 19103, www.vidocq.org or to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N Michigan Ave Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601, www.Act.alz.orgView obituaries or send condolences at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Sep. 1, 2019.
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January 1, 2020
Fred was a roommate @ SJC in '55-56. sorry to hear of his passing
joe Quartuch
Classmate
September 25, 2019
if i ever needed to talk to someone, he was always there for me
carter cless
September 4, 2019

If I was in need of good conversation I could find it in a visit with Fred ----A "real world" friend and a great neighbor for 30 years. His openness and quick mind stay in my memory of him. Aggie Moser
aggie moser
Friend
September 3, 2019
It was always interesting to be in the company of Fred Bornhofen; Cal enjoyed their lunch dates immensely, and the many book swaps...he will be missed . Wendy and Cal Fox.
September 2, 2019
I KNEW FRED AS A FELLOW BOARD MEMBER IN THE VIDOCQ SOCIETY WHILE HE SERVED AS OUR CHAIRMAN.

HE WAS RESPECTED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. HIS PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE,UNDERSTANDING AND GUIDANCE WAS A BENEFIT TO THE SOCIETY AND ME PERSONNALLY.

I WILL MISS HIS ADVICE AND GOOD HUMOR.
BEN redmond
September 2, 2019
Fred was my dear friend and colleague. Michelle and I will sorely miss him. His was a life well lived and he will be remembered.
Bill Fleisher
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