Fred Joseph Flaschentrager
1931 - 2017
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Fred Joseph Flaschentrager

Virginia Beach - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Fred Joseph Flaschentrager, 86 of Virginia Beach, VA on Sunday, October 1st at Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Fred was born May 23, 1931, on Welfare Island in New York City to Fritz and Mary Flaschentrager. His family which included a sister, Rose Marie, lived in the Bronx and Brooklyn while Fred attended Brooklyn Polytechnic and The Cooper Union, graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1953.

He started his career with the DuPont Company in Niagara Falls, NY. While there on a business trip, he met an American Airlines stewardess, Beverly whom he would marry in 1958.

They had a son, Frank Byrnes Flaschentrager , and the three of them moved to Sacramento where Fred worked for Aerojet General Corporation. Fred was a major contributor in developing the Minuteman, Hawk and Triton missiles. Their daughter, Dianne Marie was born there in 1966. In 1970, Fred accepted a position in Peru, IL with Foster Grant, which eventually was purchased by the Huntsman Chemical Corporation.

After being transferred to the Huntsman plant in Chesapeake VA, Fred became Senior Vice President and General Manager of the International Division. Fred and Beverly enjoyed the international travels afforded them by his job and hers in the travel industry.

Since retirement in 1997, Fred enjoyed even more travels. He served on several ministries at Church of the Holy Family in Virginia Beach, played a lot of bridge, walked miles a day, and volunteered with the AARP tax helpers. Fred also enjoyed the company of the Huntsman retirees group.

Fred is survived by Beverly, their son Frank (Amy) of Cave Creek AZ. Daughter Dianne English (Todd) of Chesapeake, VA. Grandsons, Luc Flaschentrager a junior in High School and Hans Flaschentrager in the US Army. Benjamen English in the US Army, Jacob English, Senior in High School and granddaughter, Rachel McClanahan (Johnny)an RN at the Hospital of the Children of the Kings Daughters.

Fred is also survived by nieces and nephews: Steve & Mary Sycuro, Fred & Ginny Sycuro, Karen & Charlie Turchiano and Nita Sycuro and their children, a cousin, Maria Deller in Pennsylvania and many relatives in Germany, whom they enjoyed visiting. The Montes family of San Jose, CA and the Tran family in Boston, MA are considered part the family of Fred and Beverly.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 7 at 11:00AM in the Church of the Holy Family in Virginia Beach. Reception to follow at the church.

Fred and Beverly say that suits and ties on the gentlemen are verboten at the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Holy Family Social Services Committee Holy Family Catholic Church, 1279 N great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 and/ or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 3663 Marlin By DR. Virginia Beach, VA.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Oct. 5, 2017.
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September 30, 2020
Well, Uncle Fred, it has been 3 years since we lost you and so much has changed. I wish you were still here, I would love to hear what you would say about covid, and the election coming up. You were always ,quiet, but when you spoke up, you always said the right things are the right time. Still thinking about you and missing you... love, Nita
Nita Sycuro
October 21, 2019
hi Uncle Fred, it's hard to believe it's been 2 years since you passed. At least now you are with my Mom, your sister, and my Dad & your Mom & Dad and many others. Sure do miss hearing your voice.. lotsa Love, Nita
Nita Sycuro
October 11, 2017
Dear Beverly, Byrnes & Diane,

So sorry to learn of Fred's death. I Remember both of you and your family fondly, and Beverly, you put your mark in this area & parish by initiating the bridge marathon, which, I'm sure you know is still going on. Ironically, I had been thinking of you just recently. Take care of yourself and keep those happy memories with you.
Bernie Kotecki
October 6, 2017
The 3 Blind Mice send their love. We love you for many reasons and will always hold you dear to our hearts and remember the many moments we shared. Love and praying for all of you.
Judie Novreske
October 6, 2017
My deepest sympathy to youo all, Beverly. I remember the good times we had with you all. My prayers go with you.
Anita Lawrence
October 5, 2017
Good times in Grand Cayman!
Dear Beverly, Amy & Frank and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit to us in Grand Cayman and will cherish the time we were able to spend with Fred and get to know him. We had so much fun at Stingray City and on the beach. And we appreciate the wisdom and kindness that he passed onto us.

Our deepest condolences,
Jim & Di Krueger
Dianne and Jim Krueger
October 5, 2017
Beverly, I am so, so sorry to hear this! Fred was such a terrific guy! I wish I could attend the service, but I will be out of town. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Susan Hurley
October 5, 2017
My deepest sympathy to Bev, Byrnes, Diane, and all of Fred's family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and all-around man. I am so happy that we were able to get together in Chicago this summer. Even though it was not long enough, Bev, Fred, and I had a wonderful time catching up. He will be missed by all.
Maureen Kasza
October 5, 2017
I have had the pleasure of knowing this wonderful man and his family for many, many years. I am grateful that I was fortunate enough to visit with Fred before his passing. My sincerest condolences to Beverley, Byrnes, Diane and all of their family members.
Kim Saheim
October 5, 2017
Sincere condolences to all of our family. I will always remember Uncle Fred for his quiet sense of humor, and his wonderful laugh. He was always so soft spoken, and quiet, like his Father .. they wouldn't say much, but when they did, they made a good point.
RIP, Uncle Fred, knowing how many lives you touched & how fortunate we all were for knowing you.
you will be greatly missed.
Love, Nita
Nita Sycuro
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