2016-01-14 / Obituaries

Fred Lee Richard Boriack

Fred Lee Richard Boriack, 85, was called to Our Lord on January 5th, 2016 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Fred Lee Boriack was born January 1, 1931 in Vernon, Texas to Henry and Louise Mersiovsky Boriack. Both great ancestral grandparents came from Germany and settled in Rabbs Creek near Warda , Tx.

During his childhood Fred lived in Vernon, Jarrell, Harrold, Pflugerville and the family finally settled in Pasadena, Texas. After graduating from Pasadena High School, Fred joined the US Air Force in 1949 and was sent to Cheyenne, Wyoming for basic and electrician training. He was stationed near Pasadena, and was released early to attend the University of Houston where he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering.

He met Eileen Faye Reinsch in 1945 and they married on February 20, 1954 in Pasadena, Texas at Zion Lutheran Church. They were married for 57 years. He was preceded in death by his father Henry, mother Louise, his beloved wife Eileen, and his sisters Edna May (Wilbur) Feigler, Margie (Leroy) Cooley, Beatrice (Bill) Ross, and Deborah Lazarine.

He is survived by his sister Joyce (Edward) Kennedy, his sons, Richard (Loretta) and Scott, and his grandsons Joshua, Derek (Austin), Ian, and Reed.

Fred worked as an electrical engineer at Western Electric in Winston- Salem, NC; Texas Instruments in Sherman and Garland, Litton in Lubbock and Bedford, TX. Finally, Fred moved back to the Austin area with a job at Allied Signal.

Fred designed and built his dream home in Bastrop, TX. On September 4th, 2011, a wildfire claimed that home and Fred came to live with his son Richard in Sunnyvale, TX. Fred was an Elder in his church and once was called upon to give the service in the pastor’s absence because he had a voice that could carry without amplification. He and Eileen enjoyed camping with the Lutheran group. He was full of energy and always had a project in the works usually involving home improvement.

The funeral was held Saturday, January 9th at 10:00am at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 307 N. Grimes, Giddings, Texas and final interment was at the Winchester City Cemetery in Winchester, Texas.

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