Frederick Keidaish

August 3, 1928 ~ April 6, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


Frederick William Keidaish

August 3, 1928 – April 6, 2023

His time here has ended, and has left this world for heaven.

He is survived by his three sons Stephen, Randolph, his wife Roxane and son Sean, and Mark, his partner Ken, and many dear friends and colleagues. Sadly, his wife Nondis and grandson Luke have already passed on.

A brief history of a great American soldier. Fred was born in Elkhart, Indiana and raised by his grandparents Labin and Sara Hook. He spent his childhood in Elkhart and attended Elkhart and Elkhart HS. There he met and wed his wife Nondis Kathleen Rowe.

From the humble beginnings of the great depression, they started a family and began their journey together. To provide for his family, he enlisted in the US Army and served 23 years in defense of our nation, including action in both Korea and Vietnam. This capable and accomplished soldier rose to the rank of Major and was rewarded a Purple Heart in addition to many other medals and accolades. He also completed collegiate work at Notre Dame, Purdue and American University.

In 1963 he retired to Falls Church, Virginia and went on serving his country in the Civil Service for many years thereafter.

Later, He was blessed with another wonderful partner Dorothy Volz and they resided together for many years in LaPlata, Maryland. They were able to enjoy many things together in their elder years including travel, family, and each other. Recently Dorothy also passed and is survived by her family Larry, Kim and Samantha Volz.

The family enjoyed a wealth of travel and adventure with the military, including living in Japan, Germany, and many parts of our wonderful country. He was very active in the Masonic Order and other fraternal organizations. He was an excellent father and teacher to his children and an asset to the communities in which he resided. His life was filled with extended family, many dear friends, and colleagues.

Grief is the price we pay for love, and he will be missed by all of us lucky enough to have known him. What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. He was blessed with a long life, many dear friends and so many good memories.

May God’s blessing welcome him with open arms at the gates of heaven. His life was our blessing, and he shall never be forgotten in our hearts.

Celebrate his life bringing joy and laughter to others, and many treasured memories of a full, wonderful life well lived.

Rest In Peace Soldier

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