Dad was born 9/4/1928 in Brooklyn NY. Two sport Athlete as a young man. Softball and bowling champion as he matured. Brooklyn Tech High School, to serving his country as a cryptologist in Alaska with the rank of sergeant, to NYU graduate. Worked in rocket engines from the famous X-15 experimental aircraft. (The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning to earth.) to the lead project engineer for the Ascent engine of the Lunar Module. (LEM)Dad helped mankind leap into the heavens and then assisted them from the moon back to the earth. Legally blind for over 15 years Fred continued to play golf until this past summer and in fact had not one but two holes in one after losing his sight. He led his life with dedication to his family following his strong faith as a leader in his church shepherding new couples on their path to marriage through his participation in pre Cana programs and as leader of song at weekly mass. His children consider him their hero as do so many others. He led by example, always the gentleman and friend to so many.We envision him now with Ruth and all his family and friends sitting together toasting the good life beyond the pearly gates. The leader of our band ...We love you Dad.

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  1. Agnes and Family – our deepest condolences on the loss of Fred. He was a great man that loved all of you everyday. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers to help you through this tough time. Aggie – I love you!!

  2. I was so shocked and sad to hear of your dads passing. Although I never met him, The stories IΓÇÖve heard of him are legendary… You and your family will be in my prayers and my thoughts … hoping peace finds you all…

  3. Gregg, so sorry for your loss. May the creator watch over Dad and provide you and your family the strength through your time of loss.

  4. May warm memories of happy times spent with your Dad bring you some comfort and solace. Sending you much peace during this most difficult time. God bless.

  5. We r so sorry for your loss, Susan. Even though l never met Fred, u made me feel like l knew him from all your wonderful stories u shated with me! He is at peace now. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with u and your family! Kelly and Jatty Cowan

  6. On behalf of the Hudson Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, and all of the families affiliated with us, allow me to express our deepest sympathy to Gregg, Amy, and the entire Dick family, on the passing of Frederick Dick. He was by all accounts an exceptional person, in many ways. He will be sorely missed by all. Please contact us if we can be of assistance in any way. God Bless.

  7. Agnes and your beautiful family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for peace and strength in the coming days and weeks. Fred was a lovely man who cherished his friends and family. He will be greatly missed.

  8. Susan – please accept my condolences on the passing of your dad. Praying for your comfort and strength during this difficult time.

  9. Fredrick J. Dick was one of the giants upon whose shoulders famous astronauts stood and made history. God’s speed Fred Dick.

  10. Dear BethAnn, IΓÇÖm sorry for the loss of your dad. YouΓÇÖre family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I have such wonderful memories of our sks days.With care and concern, Bernadette Ahern Bartolotto

  11. Everyone who ever knew Dad is forever changed for the better by being part of his life. His love and example of how to live the best life possible is an everlasting legacy which compels us all to celebrate his life. My love and prayers to all who love him.

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