Frederick Victor Roeck

10/02/1950 — 07/16/2002

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Camden, New Jersey

Frederick Victor Roeck

Frederick V. Roeck, 51, of Richland, WA, was born October 2, 1950, in Camden, NJ and died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, in Richland where he lived approximately 15 years.

Fred graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a science degree and had thought about going into medical research.  He was unable to find a job in that field so came out West and got a degree in Geology from Oregon State University.  He worked for Goldfields Mining Company for several years before coming to Washington where he worked as a project environmental lead for Bechtel Hanford Inc. at the Hanford Project.

Fred loved the West and enjoyed scuba diving, hiking, skiing, biking and traveling.

Fred is survived by his mother, Jean Roeck of Ocean City, NJ, his brother, Carl, sister-in-law, Maria, nephew, Dale and niece, Carly.  He was preceded in death by his father, Dale F. Roeck.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2002, at Einan’s Funeral Home.

Donations may be made in Fred’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P O Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101, Attn:  Memorial/Honor Program FH.

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  • I only had the opportunity to meet Fred once, but I enjoyed our conversation very much and found him to be very interesting. I remember he had a very nice way about him.

    I am saddened that his life was so short and my heart goes out to his family and friends.

    catherine cassady
    November 4, 2014
    Kirkland, WA, US
  • I was glad and proud to have Fred as a friend. We first met in 1988 while working on the closure of one of Hanford’s most hazardous sites–2101-M Pond which was nothing more than a drainage ditch that may have received barium in dilute solution. As we got to know one another, we shared some common background–both raised in NJ, went to undergraduate school in PA, became geologists, spent some time at Temple and both migrated to Hanford to work on BWIP. We worked together on some projects, but always looked humorously at how insignificant our accomplishments really mattered. Sharing humorous perspectives helped to keep our work in perspective.

    I’ll miss Fred. He left us far too early. Perhaps his passing exemplifies the saying that “only the good die young.” I’ll miss you buddy.

    Joe Caggiano
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Jean and Carl,

    My thoughts and prayers have been with you–plus all my love, Thelma

    Thelma Bomba
    November 4, 2014
    Las, Vegas, NV, US
  • We are proud to have known this fine young man for forty five years of his short life. We too, are proud of the fact that he was the best friend of our oldest son. We pray that the wonderful family he leaves behind is comforted in the knowledge he is now with both his earthly father and his Maker.

    Jeanne and Jack Neal
    November 4, 2014
    Palm, City, Florida, USA
  • Here’s to a good friend. Fred, I admired you for your integrity, sense of humor, ability to make everyone around you comfortable, appreciation for adventure, consideration for others, and intelligence, among other qualities.

    Guys don’t usually say how much we mean to each other until it’s too late. That’s our loss while we’re on the earth, but Fred you now know how much you were loved by your friends.

    I’ll miss you.

    Steve Weiss
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • In the 25 years that I have know you, I have always been amazed by your consistent good humor, humanity and respect for others. You always greeted me with a smile and expressed interested in me and my family’s life. Friends I’ve talked with remember your smiling face and laughter during our geology classes and often frustrating activities associated with work and relationships. The last time we talked you shook my hand, congratulated me on my new job and made my 4 year old daughter laugh, even though you did not feel well. You are a gentleman, friend and will be missed all.

    George and Loretta

    George and Loretta Kelty
    November 4, 2014
    Bend, OR, US
  • To The Entire Roeck Family,

    We offer our deepest sympathy

    on the loss of someone that

    touched so many others. Fred

    will be greatly missed. May

    you find some comfort knowing

    that he is at peace with our lord.

    Respectfully,

    Randy and Nora Neal

    Randy & Nora Neal
    November 4, 2014
    2245, E.Buffalo, Circle, Robbinsville,, NC, 28771, USA
  • I only had the opportunity to meet Fred once, but I enjoyed our conversation very much and found him to be very interesting. I remember he had a very nice way about him.

    I am saddened that his life was so short and my heart goes out to his family and friends.

    catherine cassady
    November 4, 2014
    Kirkland, WA, US
  • I was glad and proud to have Fred as a friend. We first met in 1988 while working on the closure of one of Hanford’s most hazardous sites–2101-M Pond which was nothing more than a drainage ditch that may have received barium in dilute solution. As we got to know one another, we shared some common background–both raised in NJ, went to undergraduate school in PA, became geologists, spent some time at Temple and both migrated to Hanford to work on BWIP. We worked together on some projects, but always looked humorously at how insignificant our accomplishments really mattered. Sharing humorous perspectives helped to keep our work in perspective.

    I’ll miss Fred. He left us far too early. Perhaps his passing exemplifies the saying that “only the good die young.” I’ll miss you buddy.

    Joe Caggiano
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Jean and Carl,

    My thoughts and prayers have been with you–plus all my love, Thelma

    Thelma Bomba
    November 4, 2014
    Las, Vegas, NV, US
  • We are proud to have known this fine young man for forty five years of his short life. We too, are proud of the fact that he was the best friend of our oldest son. We pray that the wonderful family he leaves behind is comforted in the knowledge he is now with both his earthly father and his Maker.

    Jeanne and Jack Neal
    November 4, 2014
    Palm, City, Florida, USA
  • Here’s to a good friend. Fred, I admired you for your integrity, sense of humor, ability to make everyone around you comfortable, appreciation for adventure, consideration for others, and intelligence, among other qualities.

    Guys don’t usually say how much we mean to each other until it’s too late. That’s our loss while we’re on the earth, but Fred you now know how much you were loved by your friends.

    I’ll miss you.

    Steve Weiss
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • In the 25 years that I have know you, I have always been amazed by your consistent good humor, humanity and respect for others. You always greeted me with a smile and expressed interested in me and my family’s life. Friends I’ve talked with remember your smiling face and laughter during our geology classes and often frustrating activities associated with work and relationships. The last time we talked you shook my hand, congratulated me on my new job and made my 4 year old daughter laugh, even though you did not feel well. You are a gentleman, friend and will be missed all.

    George and Loretta

    George and Loretta Kelty
    November 4, 2014
    Bend, OR, US
  • To The Entire Roeck Family,

    We offer our deepest sympathy

    on the loss of someone that

    touched so many others. Fred

    will be greatly missed. May

    you find some comfort knowing

    that he is at peace with our lord.

    Respectfully,

    Randy and Nora Neal

    Randy & Nora Neal
    November 4, 2014
    2245, E.Buffalo, Circle, Robbinsville,, NC, 28771, USA
  • Fred was one of the best people I have ever known. I never remember him having a bad word to say about anyone. He was always kind to me and showed genuine affection towards my children. There is not much that I can say about Fred to the people that knew him, because to know him is to understand the gentle person he was. The way Fred conducted himself in life is a tribute to him which will long stand in the memory of all who knew him. I and my whole family will miss him greatly. He was truly a credit as is his brother to their mother and father. Our hearts go out to the Roeck family. It is a very special honor to be counted among their friends. We wish we could be with you in your time of need.

    Daniel H McGrath

    and Family

    Daniel H McGrath
    November 4, 2014
    Barrington, NJ, US
  • Dear Carl and Mom,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always hold a special place in my heart for your family.

    Love always,

    Susan

    Susan Hall
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Carl & Family

    We were so sorry to learn of your brother’s death. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

    Lillian and Al Mattes

    Lillian & Alvin Mattes
    November 4, 2014
    Perth, Amboy, NJ, US
  • Fred will always hold a special place in my heart. He was a like a father to me and I will always love him.

    Jenny Hammons
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • I have known Fred for many years through work. He had a positive way of thinking, no matter what he was facing personally. I considered him as a friend, and will always think of him that way. I know that now he is no longer suffering. My condolescenses go out to his family and loved ones. I am sorry that I can’t attend the services held for him.

    Leslie Brown

    Leslie Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco,, WA, WA, US
  • I love fred for ever. He was my best friend and for ever.

    Heather Hammons
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I will miss you my friend. I will miss your laughter, your stories, your smile.

    MARY NEAL
    November 4, 2014
    VISTA, CA, US
  • Sorry to hear about Fred. When someone passes a great deal of friendship and knowledge leaves with them that can never be replaced. He will be missed .Thanks for being a friend.

    Jerry and Linda Mc Hugh

    Jerry & Linda Mc Hugh
    November 4, 2014
    Verga, NJ, US