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09/08/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Fred Anspach

Charles Fred Anspach
(1944 - 04 Sept 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1964

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    I'm dismayed to report that we have another sad Memorial Edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday.    Fred AnspachMost Athletic Boy in the Class of 1964, Co-Captain of the Football Team, and Co-Captain of the Outdoor Track Team, passed away at home in Newport News on September 04, 2019.

   He was the brother of  Linda Anspach Hartley and of the late Larry Anspach ('55) (d. 15 Apr 1994). His mother, Eva Burgess Anspach ('35) (23 Sept 1916 - 16 Mar 2004) , and his daughter, Laura Anspach Dwyer-Mutch (13 Sept 1971 - 20 May 2005), also preceded him in death.

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/04/19, 9:21 AM:

It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Fred Anspach, NNHS 1964, at his home this morning, Wednesday, September 04, 2019.

   Oh, David, I am so sorry to learn this. Thank you so much for letting everyone know.

From the Daily Press - 09/08/19:

       Charles Fred Anspach  

NEWPORT NEWS - 1944-2019. Died on Sept 4. Cause of death was corticobasal degeneration--lucky me! I had an awesome life. More ups than downs. Born and raised in Newport News. Parents were Dick & Eva Anspach. Two siblings, older brother Larry and sweet sister Linda Hartley. Married sue miller in 1965. We had two daughters, Stephanie Lynne (1969) and Laura Sue (1971). Laura died of oral cancer in 2005. Stephanie lives in the UK and has four children: Ashton, Cole, Gardiner, and Hayden with husband Tim Hunt. I graduated from Newport News High and William & Mary. I taught school for 3 years and then became a longshoreman and retired after 37 years in 2002. The man who was most responsible for me becoming the personIi became is my high school football/track coach Charlie Nuttycombe. He was the first adult to support me and believe in me. He never said a negative word to me. I loved him.

I met Marilyn Murphy in 2000 and we married in 2001. I was a super lucky man to marry two wonderful ladies. Marilyn was my wife and caretaker. Marilyn made my life as comfortable and as pleasant as possible. She never complained about anything she did for me and she had to do EVERYTHING. I was like a paraplegic. She is responsible for me living as long as I did.

Now I am dead...I think the lights have been turned off and the party is over...I doubt there is any after life. No funeral or "celebration" of life party for me. celebrate your own life every day. I would like my friends and family to celebrate my life, if anything, death by doing a good deed or by complimenting someone said--"here a little while, gone a long time!!!" Enjoy your life! bye bye, Fred.


Fred Anspach

Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on September 8, 2019.

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September 06, 2019

Fred was the best all-around high school athlete I ever saw. Even as a freshman at NNHS he excelled and just got better. He led our track team to the state championship in 1963. I will always have great memories of him and those days.

~ Bill Shaw, Williamsburg

September 07, 2019

What a super obit, Marilyn. It sounds like Fred and his sense of humor. We are so sorry for your loss. Fred was a memorable friend, and we always enjoyed seeing the two of you when you came to the river in Galax.

~ Ernie and Dolores

September 08, 2019

Hi Fred----I didn't know you but wish I had. your obit lit up my life today. I have often thought how I would write up mine, and you have given me a road map. It is so refreshing to read such a beautifully written account of your life. I have no doubt you are flying around the stars now admiring the beauty of the universe.

~ Tom Felts, Murrysville, Pennsylvania

September 08, 2019

~ Nate Reid, Ann Arbor, Michigan

September 08, 2019

Sorry, Marilyn, for your loss. I will miss Fred. When we were neighbors at OPC we had a lot of good laughs and talked about sports numerous times. He was right about growing up here; we both loved our sports and teammates, friends, and family. Loriann and I still thank about Laura and now we will add Fred to our thoughts. Take care.

~ Coke Henderson, Newport News, Virginia

September 08, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Fred. He was a great friend to my dad, Nick , I knew him all of my life, and had the pleasure of working with him and my dad for many years on the waterfront. Fred was such a kind, smart man who was always willing to help anyone. I learned a lot from him. This was such a beautiful obituary honoring a wonderful man! He will be missed

~ Kerry Fennell, Yorktown, Virginia

September 08, 2019

Outstanding Guy in Hampton Road ILA. Thanks.

~ Joe Lee


September 08, 2019

Very sad to see what this incurable disease did to a very good man. Through the entire three years Fred's attitude was unbelievably good, never allowing the disease to beat his positive attitude.

September 09, 2019

An outstanding coach, mentor, and even a better man and person. It was truly a pleasure knowing and being around him. I am so sorry for your loss, Marilyn. Our whole community was better because of him.

~ Chuck Eley, Smithfield, Virginia

September 09, 2019

My condolences to Marilyn and family. I worked with Fred for 25 years before he retired. We sure had a good time and a lot of laughs. My prayers are with you. Rest in peace, my brother.

~ Richard Brady, Surry, Virginia


September 09, 2019

October 07, 2019

I remember sitting in the stands at Saunders Stadium and watching Fred going back to punt the football. Suddenly he saw an opening and took off and with his speed scored a touchdown. I was with my dad (Mr. Arthur L. Burke. a teacher at Newport News High School) and I believe my dad said he was in one of his classes, either in summer school or the regular year. If I remember correctly, my dad said he was good student and a nice person; obviously a good runner and quarterback! Rest in peace, and thanks for that memory with my dad and the rest of the family

November 27, 2019

I am honored to read Fred's obituary. He was a good person and always greeted me with a big smile and had a big heart. Sadly, I have not been active in keeping up with acquaintances and friends from high school. My prayers are for you and the family. God bless each of you and give you strength to continue without Fred.

Brenda Davis English, Kansas City, Missouri

December 26, 2019



From News-2005:

From Dale Mueller ('64) of VA, 10/17/05:

Thought you might be interested in a couple of pictures taken yesterday during the charity
golf tournament for Dale Lucado ('68 - of VA).  The weather was perfect and there was
a great turnout for the tournament.  We shot 5 under par but I am not sure what place.

we came in as we all had to leave or to the awards presentation.

Sunday, October 16, 2005 - 9:12 AM Sunday, October 16, 2005 - 11:56 AM
  Bill Rash ('67), Bill Ward ('64), Fred Anspach ('64), and Dale Mueller ('64).  Front Row, Richard Strickland ('64), Dale Lucado ('68), Second Row, Bill Rash ('67), Bill Ward ('64), Fred Anspach ('64), and Dale Mueller ('64).  

 WOWZERONI!  That is just fabulous!  You gentlemen are all looking fabulous, too!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Dale!

   This information is also recorded here:

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Fred's family, friends, and classmates at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!  Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Adagio for Strings

- Samuel Barber
(9 Mar 1910 - 23 Jan 1981)

Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (sequenced by Bjorn Lengton) midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 02/10/05
Thanks, Dave!

Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of 02/10/05 and 11/23/08

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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