Former Head Football Coach Fred Remmy Passes Away at Age 73
St. Louis, Mo., August 17, 2010 – Former Washington University in St. Louis head football coach Fred Remmy passed away on Saturday, August 14, at the Missouri Veterans Home after a long battle with Lewy Body Disease. He was 73.
Remmy served as the Bears’ head coach from 1983-86, compiling an overall record of 11-25-1 (.311). He guided Washington University to a 4-5 overall mark in 1984, his best season with the Bears. Remmy is tied for 12th in school history in wins.
The son of the late Frederick Carl and Marie Remmy, Remmy was born in Verona, Pa., on Feb 23, 1937, where he lived until he entered the University of Miami on a football scholarship.
After graduation from Miami in 1960, he became an officer in the United States Coast Guard where he served as athletic officer and football coach. His 40-year coaching career included coaching stints at Washington University, Brown University, Northwestern University, University of Miami and local high schools.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia McCollum Remmy, son Rick of Jupiter, Fla, daughter Stacy Fitzhenry (Dan), and two grandchildren, Molly and Cole of Springfield, Ill.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 20, at 11 a.m., at Kriegshauser West Mortuary on 9450 Olive Boulevard in Olivette, Mo., with a memorial service to follow at 11:45 a.m. Remmy will be buried with honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated to Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) at www.lbda.org or 912 Killian Road SW, Lilburn Ga., 30047. Share your condolences and memories at www.kriegshausermortuary.com.