|Lieutenant Colonel Fred W.
Yorktown - Fred W. Schaumburg Jr., retired USAF pilot [4449th, 1966], went to be with his Maker on Feb. 11, 2012.
Born Feb. 14, 1926 in Montclair, N.J., to Frederick William Schaumburg Sr. and Marietta Copeland Schaumburg, Fred passed in his niece's home in Palmyra, VAT., where he lived for the past year and a half, under her loving care until multiple myeloma won the battle.
He leaves behind his sister, Betty May Greenwood of Tampa, Fla.; two nieces and two nephews. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute, in 1950, with a degree in History and later went to the University of Indiana to receive his MBA. While in the USAF, Fred (known as Bill to some) served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He received a Distinguished Flying Cross, the Meritorious Service Medal, as well as many other medals. After his retirement, Fred became the Chairman for the York County Republican Committee and stayed very active in local politics. He was the Commander of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars. He was also an avid tennis player and golfer.
Fred loved animals and asked prior to his death that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Caring For Creatures, 325 Sanctuary Lane, Palmyra, VA, 22963, www.caringforcreatures.org, where his feline friend, Princess, was adopted and stayed by his side to the very end.
A small memorial service for friends and family was held at 2 p.m., March 7, 2012, at Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606, 757-930-1197, www.peninsulamemorialpark.com View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from February 28 to February 29, 2012.