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In Memory of

Frederic A. Nassaux

November 9, 1926 - June 11, 2017

Obituary


Frederic A. Nassaux
11/9/26 - 6/11/17

Frederic Alfred Nassaux was born in Marcinelle, Belgium November 9, 1926 . His mother was Yvonne Lucille Delsat, an award winning harpist. His father was Cyprien Emile Nassaux, a respected lawyer and advocate of factory workers and miner's rights in Belgium. Frederic was preceded in death by his brother, Yves Nasseaux and his sister, Myriam Nasseaux Schreiber.

Fred graduated in 1948 as a structural engineer from Queen Astrid Institute - Mons, Belgium.

After starting his career in Belgium and Canada, he and his wife Jeanine...

Frederic A. Nassaux
11/9/26 - 6/11/17

Frederic Alfred Nassaux was born in Marcinelle, Belgium November 9, 1926 . His mother was Yvonne Lucille Delsat, an award winning harpist. His father was Cyprien Emile Nassaux, a respected lawyer and advocate of factory workers and miner's rights in Belgium. Frederic was preceded in death by his brother, Yves Nasseaux and his sister, Myriam Nasseaux Schreiber.

Fred graduated in 1948 as a structural engineer from Queen Astrid Institute - Mons, Belgium.

After starting his career in Belgium and Canada, he and his wife Jeanine emigrated to the United States in 1953 to further his career in Washington DC and Detroit.

In 1956, he established the engineering/architectural firm of Frederic A. Nassaux & Associates which evolved into Nassaux-Hemsley, Inc. in Chambersburg, Pa. His firm designed bridges, roads, and large pre-stressed concrete manufacturing facilities for companies such as New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. in Roaring Spring, Pa and San-Vel Concrete Co. in Littleton, Mass.

He was instrumental in the design and building of several Franklin County Catholic churches---Our Lady of The Visitation Church, Shippensburg; St. Mark The Evangelist Church, Greencastle; and St. Rita's Catholic Church, Blue Ridge Summit as well as the addition and renovations for Corpus Christi Church and School in Chambersburg. He had been a registered Professional Engineer in seven states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, Virginia, Michigan, Massachusetts and Minnesota.

He joined the American Concrete Institute in Southfield, Michigan as a staff engineer in 1976 and later became technical editor as well. He retired in 1996.

Over the years he and his wife, Jeanine, enjoyed international travel either through business or with their children.

Frederic, also an artist, painted in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor. He created more than 200 paintings, several sculptures in Nervi Stone (a type of ferrocement), several seashell mosaics and works in cast stone. In his later years he enjoyed reading Spanish novels and doing sudoku puzzles.

He was a member of the Saint Joseph Catholic Church and a resident of Bethany Village, both in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanine Van Overstraeten Nassaux, also from Belgium, and eight children:
Francoise G. Hultzapple, PA
Bernard A. Nassaux, VA
Patric Y. Nassaux, NM
Elisabeth M. Cox, VA
Philippe P. Nassaux, TX
Chantal B. Gonzalez, MI
Stephane G. Nassaux, MI
Jean-Pierre D. Nassaux, OH
And two granddaughters and seven grandsons.

Mass of Christian Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Mechanicsburg, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Doctors without Borders, PO Box 5022, Hagerstown, MD 21741-9804.
Sympathy cards can be mailed to Nassaux Family, PO Box 164, York Haven, PA 17370.