Frederick John Sachs obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Frederick John Sachs

November 3, 1924 - March 12, 2015

Obituary


On March 12, 2015, Frederick John Sachs; lifelong Baltimore resident, and Navy Veteran during the WWII and the Korean War; beloved husband of the late Genevieve Helen Sachs (nee Klein); devoted father of Steven Sachs and his wife Teresa, and Kathleen Taillon and her husband Tim; cherished brother of Norma Olver ; loving grandfather of Kelly Hollifield, Wendy Kaufman, Richard Krause, Bridgette Casserly, and Justin Sachs, dear great-grandfather of Madison, Gia, Ryleigh, Sydney, AJ, Cody, Everett, Drew and Olivia. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Lily Sachs (nee Vana), and brother...

On March 12, 2015, Frederick John Sachs; lifelong Baltimore resident, and Navy Veteran during the WWII and the Korean War; beloved husband of the late Genevieve Helen Sachs (nee Klein); devoted father of Steven Sachs and his wife Teresa, and Kathleen Taillon and her husband Tim; cherished brother of Norma Olver ; loving grandfather of Kelly Hollifield, Wendy Kaufman, Richard Krause, Bridgette Casserly, and Justin Sachs, dear great-grandfather of Madison, Gia, Ryleigh, Sydney, AJ, Cody, Everett, Drew and Olivia. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Lily Sachs (nee Vana), and brother Gilbert Sachs.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Road, Nottingham, on Tuesday from 5-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am at the Chapel at Gardens of Faith Cemetery, if you wish to process with the family meet at the funeral home at 10 am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hydrocephalus Association Development Office, 4340 East West Highway, #905, Bethesda, MD 20814-4447. Online condolences may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com

Frederick J Sachs, born 11/3/24, parents John and Lily Sachs, passed away in his home on 3/12/15. Fred was born and raised in Baltimore, and after graduating high school joined the US Navy. He served in both the Korean War and WW II, was stationed in Guam and Alaska. He married Genevieve Klein in February 1947; they enjoyed over 60 years of marriage, two children, Kathleen and Steven, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

After returning from the service he worked fifteen years for A&P Grocers, during which time he began perusing a college education. He earned his BS in Business Management from University of Baltimore in 1957. He then worked for Western Electric as an accountant and then as the director of Human Resources.
He was a dedicated and loyal employee, notably earning a recognition for perfect attendance for a ten year period. After retirement he continued to work part time at point breeze credit union, Towson university, and most recently at Allstate insurance company.

Fred was a sports lover, he loved sport of all kinds, and was an avid fan of all Maryland sports, collegiate and professional alike. Especially the Orioles. He and his wife loved going to Orioles games at Memorial Stadium and then at Camden Yard. He was always active, but enjoyed tennis and running the most. He was a self taught tennis player, and during his Navy service traveled to compete in tennis tournaments, and won numerous trophies. He continued to play tennis until late in his life.

Another favorite of his was horse racing, he even worked at Pimlico race track part time to help pay for his children's education. He and his wife became part owners of a race horse named Tyler's Mark, and enjoyed traveling to see him race. After Tyler retired, he was boarded at Pin Oak Horse Farm in Freedom Pennsylvania, where they traveled to visit him often, and made many friends there as well. The farm was a very special place to Fred and Jean.

Later in life, after his wife of over 60 years passed away, he decided to begin training for marathons at age 84. He dedicated each race he took part in to the memory of his wife. He completed many 5 ks, a ten-miler, several half marathons, and finally earned a full marathon medal in Virginia Beach in 2011. He was consistently the oldest participant in each race, and was honored when WJZ news highlighted his efforts beginning in 2009.

Aside from his family, he leaves behind many good friends. He truly touched many lives throughout his life's journey, and he will be greatly missed. May we all be as blessed as he was, with a life well lived and to have the pleasure of many great friends along the way.