Frederick William Wack, age 73, of Concord, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 9, 2020. He was born on December 12, 1946, in Canton, Ohio, the son of Floyd W. Wack and Bertha A. (McGee) Wack.
Confident of God’s goodness and the sure promises of God’s Word, Fred faced his battle with an aggressive bile duct cancer complicated by heart failure with joyous anticipation of his glorious trip to Heaven—that blessed place His Savior Jesus Christ has promised to all believers. Fred’s final goal was that his death would bring God the glory He deserves (Revelation 4:11). Both he and his wife Connie were thankful that God granted them the blessing of spending their final days at the home they built together in Concord as they await the ultimate adventures of their lives in Heaven, a city whose builder and maker is God (Hebrews 11:10).
Fred earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University in 1969, one of the first five students to earn that degree from the OSU College of Engineering, and spent his professional career pursuing state-of-the-art technologies. An innovative thinker, he loved exploring how things work and developing innovative strategies to improve their design.
Affectionately known as Friendly Freddie or Fix-it Freddie, he demonstrated a compassionate servant’s heart in reaching out to help others in his family, church and community as a friend, elder, teacher, technology consultant, and handyman.
Fred is survived by his wife of 51 years Connie K. (Sell) Wack, his daughter Diana R. Williams (Scott D.), five grandchildren (Jeffrey, Danielle, Katrina, Nathan, and Rachel Williams), and his sister Carol Ann Lewis (Larry L.) of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Besides his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his two sons, Jeffrey Charles and Daniel Stephen, and his sister Eileen L. Kenney (Larry R).
Desiring to make a difference for God’s glory not only by his life, but also by his death, Fred has donated his body to The Ohio State University College of Medicine to help future medical professionals understand and appreciate the intricacies of the human body, one of God’s most awesome masterpieces.
No services are currently planned. Memorial gifts may be made to the Leroy Community Chapel, 12920 Painesville-Warren Rd., Painesville, OH 44077, or Mentor Christian School, 8600 Lake Shore Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060.