Death of a Classmate - CAPT Frederick J. Kollmorgen - 9th Co


 CAPT Frederick J. Kollmorgen  (March 7, 1932 - May 24, 2022)

Captain Frederick J. Kollmorgen, USN (Ret) died on May 24, 2022 in Exeter, NH. He was 90 years old.  After attending the Severn School, Fred graduated from the Naval Academy with the 9th Company.  Following graduation, he was assigned to the destroyer COMPTON, and served there until attending Submarine School.  After Sub School, he spent 2 years on the diesel submarine STICKLEBACK before completing nuclear power training in June 1959.  After nuclear power school and the prototype, he was assigned to the submarines SKATE, THOMAS JEFFERSON, and PERMIT (as CO).  After his tour on the PERMIT, he went to the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington.  He spent 6 years there as manager of the Submarine Noise Reduction Program, SSN Project Officer, SSBN Project Office, and Director of the Ship Silencing Division.  Following the NAVSEA tour, he reported to the Commander Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet, and served there as Assistant Chief of Staff for Material.  After the COMSUBLANT assignment, he went to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and was assigned there as Planning Officer until his retirement from the Navy in June 1982.  His service awards include the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal.
After moving to Exeter, Fred worked for 15 years in Portsmouth, NH, for the Essex Corporation and for the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics.  He was active in the Exeter Rotary Club, the choir of the Christ Episcopal Church, the Exeter Historic District Commission, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and as an income tax preparer for the AARP Tax Aide Program.  He also spent many hours and dollars trying to keep his family’s 1840 house in the historic district in commission.
Fred and his family enjoyed many summers at their cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH.  He particularly liked racing his Pearson Ensign sloop on the lake, frequently as an also-ran, but having a great time nonetheless.
He is survived by Diane, his spouse of 66 years; 4 sons, Stuart, Andrew, Matthew, and John; their spouses; and 11 grandchildren.
Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Exeter Historical Society, PO Box 924, Exeter, NH 03833
Brewitt Funeral Home, LLC
14 Pine Street
Exeter, NH 03833

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