ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Fred Bissert, 76, born on May 7, 1935 and passed away on January 18, 2012. We will remember him forever.  If you would like to be notified about Freds memorial service please send your contact information to freddiebmemorial@gmail.com.

Fred's memorial services are listed below:

Las Vegas, April 14, 2012 Was a wonderful success. Thank you to all who came, it was lovely!

Upstate, New York June 16th, 2012 - Christ Luthern Church. 105 Center St., Ellenville, NY  11:00am Thank you to all who came, it was a lovely day with beautiful memories!

Long Island, August 3rd, Calverton Cemetary 2:30pm interment, Life celebration to follow. Another wonderul tribute to a truly wonderful man who touched many many lives, he is now at rest  in Calverton National Cemetary, Lond Island, NY.

Thanks again to all who shared their experiences of Freddie!


Posted by Gerri Staffiery on May 7, 2020
Both Fred and Terri were fantastic people and I loved them dearly. They are missed very much. It seems like just last year we were at his funeral in Las Vegas and here it is his 85th birthday. I still see him on his motor cycle riding around the country. He sure loved that bike. So glad you have this every year, the years blend and we lose time. Thanks for doing this and for your "forever" caring.
Posted by Gloria OMeara on May 7, 2020
Hi Fred, Miss you. You would not like what is happening now in the world. A virus has hit us all hard. I just saw that Richard Krikalo moved to Laughlin. Funny Frank and I have been thinking of going there for a long time now. Vegas is too big for us old folks. Rest in peace
Posted by Rich Krikalo on May 7, 2020
Fred, Las Vegas is almost NON existent today. I moved to Laughlin, Nevada to get out of town. A virus hit our country Hard. I am surviving as best as I can. I hope your life in heaven is better than what we now have on earth. may see you soon.
Posted by Lenny Baldassano on January 18, 2020
well seems like yesterday were has the time gone. since you been gone lots have changed . and i guess there only going to change more . i hate to see whats going in world your in a much better place now.miss you hugs
Posted by Rich Krikalo on May 7, 2019
Time FLYS! God Bless you Fred. Left Las Vegas for Kingman Az. You would NOT like the changes to Las Vegas. The corporations and illegals have turned that town into something you would not like. Want to move to Florida to be with other New Yorkers where I belong. Rich
Posted by Gloria OMeara on January 18, 2019
Where does the time go. Seems like yesterday that we were out on your patio drinking beer. Rest in peace .
Posted by Gerri Staffiery on May 7, 2018
I have left a tribute every year on his birthday and day of passing and this time I want to send a tribute to his family who has kept this tribute going over all these years. You are very special and what you are doing is so appreciated. I hope I'm remembered like you have your Dad and Mom. Love them and miss them always. Thanks a lot!!
Posted by Rich Krikalo on January 19, 2018
Still live in Vegas about 1/2 a mile from Greenbriar townhouses where Fred and I were on the board and next door neighbors He put up all the address numbers on each building so our complex was not so confusing I remember working in my garage one day when a Metro car pulled up LOST asking me for directions! My parents are BOTH buried at Calverton back to back. They loved to travel too. They were both Navy. My father was lost at sea and my new father was Army so I have 3 family members that are there with Fred God Bless
Posted by Tom Harrington on January 19, 2018
Still miss you, my friend. Things in the BK are not the same without you. Rest in peace . . .
Posted by Gerri Staffiery on January 18, 2018
I can't believe it is 6 years already. Seems we went to Las Vegas about 2 years ago but it was 6. Now we have Terri who has joined him. Miss them both terribly. Loved them both and always will
Posted by Tom Harrington on May 8, 2017
Still miss your big smile and your friendship. And, if you get a chance, say "Hello" to Elliot for me . . .
Posted by Rich Krikalo on May 8, 2017
Fred, I guess Elliot Kruse also passed by the recent post I just read. I hope you 2 are in a MUCH better place together. We had a lotta laughs and a Lot of heated discussions, all in the name of responsibility we had governing Greenbriar . After we were ousted, crooks came in and just about destroyed our home. So sad Miss you Rich Krikalo
Posted by Diane Bissert on May 7, 2017
Happy Birthday Dad. Thinking of you and wishing you could've been with us yesterday for your only granddaughters college graduation at the University of Nebraska. How proud you always were of both your grandchildren. You were very missed.
Posted by Gloria OMeara on May 7, 2017
Cannot believe its another year. We miss you and do not forget the fun times we had.
Posted by Gerri Staffiery on May 7, 2017
I bet you are partying with all the folks up there. That is your style always having a good time, laughs and jokes. Miss that happy attitude but I'm sure the folks up there love it.
Posted by Patrick Geladi on January 18, 2017
We never forget you bro and stay always in our mind. RIP Friend!
Your Belgium friends!
Posted by Diane Bissert on January 18, 2017
Dad, we constantly are reminded of your laughter and zest for life; thank you for the signs. Joyce has joined you in heaven; time for some fun! We miss you.
Posted by Gerri Staffiery on January 18, 2017
I can't believe it is 5 years. I'm sure you are having a ball up there with our relatives. I know my Dad has you playing cards. We miss you and know you are in a better place.
Posted by Tom Harrington on January 18, 2017
Another year has passed Freddie. I miss you, my old friend, and the conversations we had. You were on in a million . . . RIP
Posted by Terry Bissert on May 7, 2016
happy birthdayI 'm sure you are riding you are riding your motorcycle
where ever you are!
Posted by Terry Bissert on May 7, 2016
happy birthdayI 'm sure you are riding you are riding your motorcycle
where ever you are!
Posted by Eddie Quinn on May 7, 2016
Happy birthday Freddie old pal. Too bad I can't take you out to party but I'm thinking of it anyhow. I guess I'll be seeing you fairly soon!
Posted by Tom Harrington on May 7, 2016
I still miss your big smile and our telephone conversations. RIP, my friend.
Posted by Rich Krikalo on February 29, 2016
Fred, I met you when you moved into 229 Greenbriar, I was your next door neighbor @ 231 Greenbriar. We instantly bonded because we were both Long Islanders. We both donated our time on the board of directors with Elliot Krause and another NYPD detective. 4 New Yorkers got stuff DONE there. I still drive thru Greenbriar and remember the address signs you donated and put up JUST because you wanted to make our home a better place. I used to call you after my home in Greenbriar was foreclosed on just to shoot the shit. When I started to get only your voicemail and I knew something was wrong. My life has been turned upside down, but I always wondered if everything was OK. I finally got on the computer and found out you had passed. Goodbye old friend. By the shear number of tributes to you I can see you were exactly who I thought you were, a great person who was always concerned about others before yourself!!! Long Island New York Forever!! Enjoy your bike in Heaven, cause I KNOW that is where you are....Rich
Posted by Lenny Baldassano on January 19, 2016
hello uncle four years time does fly fast . i read a few and one said about you being gods right hand.well ill say you probably his right hand and helping with the air flights as well ,getting everyone with who they need to be with.love you miss you and all the family as well.
Posted by Diane Bissert on January 18, 2016
Happy Birthday Dad. John is on his way to Vegas and will be closer to your presence. Give him a wink and a nudge to let him know you're okay. We miss you! Love, John, Diane, Taylor and Trevor
Posted by Terry Bissert on January 18, 2016
Even though our lives went in different directions I always remember all the amazing things we did together especially our two children..
Posted by Gerri Staffiery on January 18, 2016
Can't believe it is 4 years already. You must be God's right hand man by now. Knew you'd go up the ladder. Miss your great smile and the fun times we had together. Say hi to all the folks we love up there
Posted by Patrick Geladi on January 18, 2016
Happy Birthday my friend, we never forget you! Your Belgium friends
Posted by Eddie Quinn on January 18, 2016
Last night the remnants of the Outback Pack (Joanie, Eric and I) went to Olive Garden and talked about Freddie. Too bad Eric has no one to argue with anymore. Fred is sure missed.
Posted by John Bissert on January 18, 2016
WOW! 4 years already! I remember the day like it was yesterday and as strange as it may seem, I flew to Vegas this morning.... Creepy! Wish you were here for our annual dinner. You are missed!
Posted by Tom Harrington on January 18, 2016
Rest in peace, old friend. And thanks for the memories.
Posted by Eddie Quinn on May 7, 2015
Just a quick note to say we of the Las Vegas "Outback Pack" never forget your birthday! I, personally my friend, think of you every day and of all the good times we had. I sure miss you, Freddie.......
Posted by Tom Harrington on May 7, 2015
Happy Birthday in Heaven, my old friend. We still miss you here on Long Island.
Posted by Gloria OMeara on May 7, 2015
Happy birthday Fred. Wish you were here so we could celebrate.
Frank misses your soccer chats, and I miss the great jokes you always sent me,
forever in our minds Gloria & Frank
Posted by Tom Harrington on January 20, 2015
Another year, Fred, and I still miss your smile and our conversations. We lost a few more good friends this year, and I hope you're all together having a big party. Happy Birthday, my friend.
Posted by Patrick Geladi on January 18, 2015
Always in our mind.
Posted by Maurice Pustjens on January 18, 2015
we still miss him, also his visits to Lanaken. Forever in our thoughts !!!!
claire & maurice
Posted by Jo Giampietro on January 18, 2015
I can not hear "Vegas" without thoughts of Fred. I keep one of his Pan Am "gone but not forgotten" on my desk.......for him it was P.A., but for me it's him also.
Posted by Gloria OMeara on January 18, 2015
Well Fred another year.Seems like just yesterday we were all sitting on your patio drinking beer and laughing. miss you Gloria and Frank
Posted by Diane Silver-Smith on January 18, 2015
Can't believe its already 3 yrs. Can still see your wonderful smile & great laugh. Miss you Freddie. You were always a good friend.
Posted by Audrey Price on January 18, 2015
Your stories, your smile, your jokes are all wonderfully warm memories of a truly gentle-man and friend. It doesn't seem like it is three years but then again you are timeless...keep an eye on all of us please. Love, aud
Posted by Eddie Quinn on January 18, 2015
Well Freddie, it's now 3 years since you (and in 3 days my daughter and your friend, Laura) left us here in this world. You are thought of and missed every day, my pal forever.
Posted by Tom Harrington on May 10, 2014
We still miss you, my friend. I can still see your smile and hear your voice. Happy Birthday, and thanks for all the warm memories.
Posted by Thomas Farr on May 7, 2014
Happy Birthday Fred, Renea and I miss you. It was our sons birthday the 5th and on that day his god child was born. The first week of May had given us some great joys in our life. God Bless.
Posted by Maurice Pustjens on May 7, 2014
Happy B- day my friend !!
We will drink one tonight, thinking about you and the good times had ...
Posted by Gloria OMeara on May 7, 2014
HAPPY BIRTDAY. We miss you. we are getting ready to go to Ireland again, and w ish you were here to go with us. Miss you Gloria & Frank
Posted by Eddie Quinn on May 4, 2014
Eric, Joanie and I will toast to your birthday this Wednesday. We wish you could be with us.........
Posted by Eddie Quinn on January 30, 2014
Freddie, I still miss you every day. The last time you were the topic of my conversation was.......Yesterday!!! As always, I never get dates or times right so I'm a little late writing this. You and my daughter Laura are now gone 2 years. Never forgotten...........Your friend Eddie
Posted by Fred's Family on January 18, 2014
Wow how time flies , I have to agree that a day doesn't go by that you aren't missed, I still want to call you and laugh with you and listen to your voice and especially hear you laugh! I must say Dad that you have given me so many wonderful memories and every time I share a story about you everybody smiles. hugs and kisses love your daughter
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Posted by Gerri Staffiery on May 7, 2020
Both Fred and Terri were fantastic people and I loved them dearly. They are missed very much. It seems like just last year we were at his funeral in Las Vegas and here it is his 85th birthday. I still see him on his motor cycle riding around the country. He sure loved that bike. So glad you have this every year, the years blend and we lose time. Thanks for doing this and for your "forever" caring.
Posted by Gloria OMeara on May 7, 2020
Hi Fred, Miss you. You would not like what is happening now in the world. A virus has hit us all hard. I just saw that Richard Krikalo moved to Laughlin. Funny Frank and I have been thinking of going there for a long time now. Vegas is too big for us old folks. Rest in peace
Posted by Rich Krikalo on May 7, 2020
Fred, Las Vegas is almost NON existent today. I moved to Laughlin, Nevada to get out of town. A virus hit our country Hard. I am surviving as best as I can. I hope your life in heaven is better than what we now have on earth. may see you soon.
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Big Hearted Guy

Shared by Rich Krikalo on January 19, 2019

As A fellow board member at Greenbriar townhomes in Vegas I only knew Fred on a business level. I am reading some of the stories about Fred for the first time. WOW  I should have known Fred lived life to the fullest and I envy his life! A big guy on a big bike. We shared a few moments here and there and I was always impressed with his attitude for go that extra effort for whatever he was setting out to do We really got involved! I used to call him when my townhome was facing  foreclosure for his thoughts. When he did not answer I knew something was not right. I miss those " once every 6 months " phone calls just to "shoot the shit"  He had passion, that's for sure. YOU are missed Thank you to his family for their continued support on this website Fred was special and after reading the stories about him I know I am right.

Note From Bob Weber

Shared by Robert Tauber on January 20, 2013

Dear Bob,
Thanks for your mail reminding us about the first anniversary of Freddie's passing. He will always be remembered as the heavy set guy with a big smile on his face sitting behind his desk in LC and cracking a joke when appropriate. In later years I met him and Charlie Imbriani in FRA while we worked together in the CRAF operation of Pan Am at Ramstein AFB. He was always fun to work with and never let us down, helped us with his experience and knowledge in critical operational situations. Off duty we spent many hours together at the nearby German pubs and emptied countless steins of Lagers together. Just a week before he passed away I spoke to him over SKYPE and found out he was not doing too well health wise. At that time I had no idea in what serious health condition he was and was shocked to hear that he had passed away a week later. Freddie will always be on our mind when the name Pan Am is mentioned, he was a true Pan Amer with heart and soul! We dearly miss him! HE IS GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!
Bob Weber, Pan Am JFK, FRA, MUC, VIE a friend of Fred Bissert (If you can please relay this mail to his family, thanks.)

wedding day

Shared by Lenny Baldassano on January 18, 2013

my frist  wedding  even thought it went south  was put together  by  my  uncle  fred and aunt terry  . they set up  the back yard  and it was a breath takeing  day. then  after that we went  to  this bar, you would of never thought  it would  of went  so well  being in a bar but it  did , for that  i say thank you to my  uncle. sorry i could not of been there  at the time, or the get together .as always cant seem to get ahead in life.so like  the  saying goes  you get lemons  you make  lemon add .id off loved  to  put a photo  up but  the  old photos are long gone .