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Frederick C. Woitscheck

July 28, 1934 ~ May 17, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Frederick Charles Woitscheck

July 28, 1934 – May 17, 2023

New Jersey native and North Palm Beach, Florida resident

On May 17, 2023 the Woitscheck family lost their patriarch, Frederick Charles, at 88 years of age. Fred was preceded in death by his wife Wanda, son Mark Charles, sister Margaret Thees and nephew Dougie Drasch. Survived by his son, Steven Charles, daughter Robin Spano and her husband Donald as well as his greatest joy in life, his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Nicholas Charles (grandson), his wife Leigh, their son Henry Charles and Haley Erika (granddaughter) and her son Jayden Mark. Fred is also survived by his sister Ruth Tanis, two nieces, Tracy and Debbie, three nephews, Bob, Dick and Rick and their families.

As the youngest of three children born to Margaret Woitscheck (Seidler), and German immigrant, Frederick A. Woitscheck, he was extremely proud of his heritage and the family’s legacy to achieve the American dream. He spoke fondly and often about his father’s journey to the United States in 1923 on the ocean liner Albert Ballin, and he ultimately followed in his fathers’ footsteps in the family business for the opportunity to live the same dream.

Fred was a Greenbrier Military High School graduate where he achieved the second highest rank in his class. He was an accomplished athlete attending Moravian College on a baseball scholarship as a pitcher, for which he is inducted in the Moravian Baseball Hall of Fame. After college he was offered two major league baseball contracts, which he declined. Alternatively, he chose to proudly serve his country in the United States Army, stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. After his discharge in 1959, he joined the family business working through the ranks of Woit Industries and Hi-Way Concrete Products Corp., eventually to be named President after FAW retired.

During his career, FCW was an active supporter of the Township of Saddle Brook, New Jersey, where the family business is located. Hi-Way sponsored a little league baseball team, he was a member and officer in the Saddle Brook Chamber of Commerce and Saddle Brook Rotary Club member. He took pride in fundraising and donating for the township’s emergency response teams and municipal services departments. He was active in Oakland, New Jersey as well in the Republican Club and a bowling league in addition to being an avid golfer.  Once retired, Wanda and Fred moved to Florida where he was active in the community of Paradise Harbour as a Board of Director eventually serving as President for five years. Throughout his life his support never waivererd  for the family, and you would find him at as many sporting and school events he could possibly attend talking to the parents and coaches of his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

FCW was extremely proud of his achievements as a member of the National Concrete Masonry Association where he sat on the Board of Directors and many Committees throughout his career. He considered his greatest accomplishment to be his induction into the National Concrete Masonry Association Hall of Fame. In addition, he was a member of the New Jersey State Concrete Products Association. As he passed through New Jersey and New York he would point out buildings that were built with Hi-Way block and it was important to him that the business contributed to decades of building the New York City skyline.

Fred was a believer in God, man of faith and a long-time member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glen Rock, New Jersey and First Presbyterian Church in North Palm Beach, Florida.

The Woitscheck family will receive friends and family on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ  07481.   The funeral service will take place at 12:00.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the New Jersey Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Donations can also be mailed to New Jersey Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 11 Littleton Road, Suite 221, Parsippany, NJ 07054. #65roses

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
June 13, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
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Funeral Service
Tuesday
June 13, 2023

12:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Committal
Tuesday
June 13, 2023

George Washington Memorial Park
234 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07653

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11 Littleton Road, Suite 221, Parsippany NJ 07054
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