ATTLEBORO - Fred Reischuck, 88, of Attleboro, MA, died September 27, 2016 at Golden Living/Garden Place, where he resided since 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Joan (Harris) Reischuck, who died on August 20.
Fred was born in Tawellningken, East Prussia, in 1928. He was the son of the late Albert Reischuck and Ella (Kollwig) Reischuck. They immigrated to Staten Island, NY in 1929. Fred graduated from Port Richmond High School, Class of 1945, and immediately joined the US Army during the waning days of World War II. He was enrolled in an engineering training program and emerged as an airplane mechanic. He was honorably discharged in 1948 and rejoined his family, who had moved to a farm in Hunterdon County, NJ. His cousins, Dietger, Sigrid and Eberhard Jung had been removed from East Germany in the interim and joined his immediate family.
After his Army service, Fred worked on his father's dairy farm and was also a licensed milk tester for the state of New Jersey.
Fred and Joan were married in1954 on Staten Island, NY, and took up residence in Hunterdon County. For many years, Fred was employed by Warren Automatic Controls. His employment later took him and his family to Warwick, RI, and Medina, OH. He and Joan returned to New England in 2004.
Dating from his years at Warren Automatic Controls, Fred specialized in flow instrumentation. He founded Val-Flo Controls as a manufacturer' representative agency. He was an active member and officer of the Cleveland Chapter of the Instrument Society of America (ISA).
He had a lifelong love of music, animals, and solving puzzles. During his youth, he learned accordion and sang in the chorus at Port Richmond High School. He was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America. During his years in New Jersey, he formed a music combo that entertained locally. In Ohio, he and Joan enjoyed membership in a sing-along club. His other interests included bridge, baseball and hunting/marksmanship.
In addition to his wife, Fred is survived by his three children, Valerie Cooper of Providence, RI; Linda (Thomas) Taylor of North Attleboro, MA; and Albert (Valerie) Reischuck of Kent, OH; seven grandchildren, Margaret (Eric) Steele of East Bridgewater, MA; Susan (Richard) Emery of Moranbah, Queensland, Australia; Thomas (Brianne) Taylor of Norwalk, CT; Mickey Taylor of North Attleboro; Jessie Cooper of Providence, RI; Ava and Alec Reischuck of Kent, OH; great-grandchildren Alexa, Brooklyn and Hugo Emery; Klara and Joanna Steele, and Thomas and John Taylor; his brothers, Ernst Jung of Uniontown, PA, and Eberhard Jung of Easton, PA; he was predeceased by his sister, Sigrid (Jung) Bernstein.
Burial will be private. Fred will be interred alongside his wife at a future date at the US Military Cemetery in Rittman, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Employee Fund at Golden Living, Garden Place, 193/195 Pleasant Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. Checks may be made out to Golden Living/Garden Place and “Employee Fund” written on the memo line.