Long Time Volunteer John Friderichs (Nazmo) has passed away

Gone West – John Friderichs

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear friend and great volunteer.
John Friderichs, better known as J.F. and Nazmo King, was a long-time volunteer (since 1999)  and great guy. Friday March 9, 2012 he passed away.  We are grateful for his commitment to the museum and his dedication, spreading the word over WPKN over the years, telling our story.  We will sorely miss his friendship and support.

John Thomas Friderichs, age 54 of Stratford passed away on Friday March 9, 2012 at Bridgeport Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Manhattan , NY , John was the son of John H. Friderichs and the late Marilyn Bodziak Friderichs of Tinton Falls , NJ . He was an avid reader and enjoyed cars and music. He was a volunteer at the Air and Space Museum , the Stratford Library and was a proud volunteer disc jockey at University of Bridgeport ‘s WPKN radio. Survivors in addition to his father are two devoted sisters and their husbands; Cathy and Paul Papandrew of Lynbrook , NY and Lynn and Peter Gabos of Glen Mills, PA and loving nieces and nephews, Cassie Papandrew, Paul John Papandrew, Emily Gabos and Nicholas Gabos.

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One Response to Long Time Volunteer John Friderichs (Nazmo) has passed away

  1. Sue A. DelBianco says:

    I was really proud to have been a friends of J. F.s for at least a decade. I met him at The Stratford lIbrary giving my “Rails To Trails” slide presentation. He was sitting in the back and seemed so interested in the history of a trail line called “The Housatonic” that became one of Connecticut’s best recreational paths. After the presentation was over, we talked a great deal about planes, trains, and auto’s. He had deep knowledge of alot of these subjects. Most of all he loved to bike and we took many rides on the old abandoned rail corridor which once housed the train line from Trumbull to Monroe. J. F. spent many dedicated hours volunteering for the Air and Space Museum and often spoke about it on his radio program, WPKN, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. J. F. will be sorely missed by so many people in this community in which he was so much a part of. We love him and we will never forget him, because he is unforgettable.

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