Frederick Joseph Drach

Portland, Oregon

Sep 20, 1946 – Jan 3, 2018


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Frederick Joseph DrachSept. 20, 1946 - Jan. 3, 2018 Frederick Joseph Drach passed away Jan. 3, 2018, after a seven year battle with leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Despite his illness, Fritz enjoyed life to its very fullest with his family and friends. Fritz was born in Ferdinand,...

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My heart was saddened by the belated news of Fritz's passing. He will be fondly remembered as Fred Meyer's "gentle giant."

I would leave home at 4AM EST, and arrive at Fred Meyer at 5PM EST, for a marathon 3 hour business review with Fritz. He would greet me with an overlapping handshake and his signature chuckling grin. Coming to see Fritz always energized me. His personality made his business partners go the extra mile for him.

I was delighted when Fritz...

Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen.


Fritz chose me as his assistant manager for general merchandise at Fred Meyer. He had a great since of humor and made work fun for myself and the whole team. He always spoke fondly of his hobby of "Going Crabbing". He inspired me to continue on as a Manager through his positive example. Fritz was a great man and will be missed.

I was blessed to have known and worked with Fritz for many years. He made our team strong and we all enjoyed those years. I will never forget playing golf with Fritz in Thailand one time. It was very hot and one of the caddies was to hold an umbrella over his head to keep him cool. But we all know how tall Fritz was and that poor girls arm was hurting from trying to hold it so high. Fritz felt so bad he carried the umbrella for her the rest of the way and held it over both of them. Fritz made...

After Fritz had retired he came in the Main Office one day dressed in shorts & sandals (with socks) and said "Stacie, look what I did". He held up his arm and said "LOOK NO WATCH" He had the biggest smile on his face. I will never forget him.

An incredibly thoughtful,caring,kind man. Always positive and always smiling. Appeared to enjoy life to the fullest. Fritz will me missed.

I met Fritz in August 1968 at The Basic School USMC. We were bunk mates at Camp Upsur. He visited my family in NJ on holidays and long weekends. My mother loved him. We both survived our time in Vietnam. Him near Danang and me at LZ ROSS. Westay close thoughout the years. We had his wedding reception in my apartment in North Carolina. We talked on the telephone exchanged family pictures over the years. I am so grateful that I came to see him and Sherry in their last months of life. It ...

Rest in Peace Fritzy.

Fritz was always great to work with and be around. I was fortunate to have been working with him at the end of my 30 years with Fred Meyer. He never made you feel like he didn't have time for you. He was always respectful and supportive. I will always remember his laughter, kindness and friendship. Rest in peace my friend.