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

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 Joseph Pioquinto on January 20, 2012
Kari and I just saw Fred a couple weeks ago. We brought our new son Jonah to meet him. I will miss my good friend who has been there for me. Thanks for all good times we had.  I love you bud.
Posted by Fred's Family on January 19, 2012
My Dad,
A man who lived his life with a glass half full attitude. Full of life, always a smile. I will miss your phone calls.! Watch over us!
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Posted by Rich Krikalo on January 20, 2021
STILL replay some of the Greenbriar meetings that involved yelling and screaming in my mind. Never forget those board meetings!
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
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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 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 .