Frederick Menzenhauer Obituary

October 24, 2012

in News,Obituaries,West Windsor

BROWNSVILLE — A graveside service for Frederick C. Menzenhauer, 95, who passed away at his home in Brownsville on Sunday, Oct. 21, surrounded by his family, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Sheddsville Cemetery in West Windsor. The Rev. Norman MacLeod, Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Woodstock, will officiate.

He was born Feb. 28, 1917 in Jersey City, N.J., the son of Theodore and Evangeline (Bender) Menzenhauer.

He received his schooling in Rutherford, N.J. where he graduated from Rutherford High School in 1934. He graduated from Rutgers University School of Engineering in 1938.

He married Marguerite Rietze in Oradell, N.J. on Sept. 23, 1939.

Mr. Menzenhauer was employed with the New Jersey Department of Health and was later employed with the Wallace and Tiernan Consulting Firm in Bellville, N.J. He most recently was employed with the Havens and Emerson Consulting Engineering Firm in Manhattan, N.Y. for several years until his retirement in 1985.

Mrs. Menzenhauer passed away in 1984. He moved to Vermont in 1987.

Fred had many hobbies, which kept him very busy including, photography, and working with a lathe making model steam engines. He was an avid ham radio operator. He enjoyed boating and being on the water. He truly enjoyed living in and enjoying the beauty of Vermont. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include one son, Robert Menzenhauer of Brownsville, two daughters Carol Patton of Quechee and Virginia Novick of Brick, N.J., two grandchildren, Scott D. Patton and his wife, Robin of Clinton, N.J. and Dyan C. Earle and her husband, Bruce of Hartland, four great grandchildren Tyler and Caitlyn Patton of Clinton, N.J. and twins boys, Jameson and Gregory Earle of Hartland.

He was predeceased by two son-in-laws, Jerome Novick in 1984 and David Patton in 1995.

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Bayada Hospice for the wonderful care given by them to Mr. Menzenhauer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Hospice Room Renovation Project at 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089.

The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at

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