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In Memory of

Alfred Leslie Pisarek

December 14, 1948 - March 26, 2011

Obituary


Alfred L. (Fred) Pisarek, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the University of Virginia Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Myra, daughter, Katie, his adoring lab, Buddy, and a community of loving friends.

Fred was born in Altenstadt, Germany on December 14, 1948 and immigrated with his parents to the U.S. in 1951. He attended Holy Cross Regional School and Amherst County High School and was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He was deeply grateful to the nuns of Holy Cross School who taught him English. Following high school, he...

Alfred L. (Fred) Pisarek, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the University of Virginia Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Myra, daughter, Katie, his adoring lab, Buddy, and a community of loving friends.

Fred was born in Altenstadt, Germany on December 14, 1948 and immigrated with his parents to the U.S. in 1951. He attended Holy Cross Regional School and Amherst County High School and was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He was deeply grateful to the nuns of Holy Cross School who taught him English. Following high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served his country in Viet Nam with the 1st Force Reconnaissance, where he was awarded a Purple Heart. After his tour in Viet Nam, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a B.A. in political science.

Fred loved his family, friends, baseball, traveling, sailing, and golfing. He cherished his opportunity to grow up and live in this country and was proud that he was able to serve his country as a Marine.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. J. Kenneth Rush officiating. Inurnment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Fred's honor be made to the Wounded Warriors Project Wounded Warrior Project 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy, Suite 100 Jacksonville, FL 32256 or visit www.woundedwarrior project.org.