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Coughlin Funeral Home
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Califon, New Jersey 07830
Phone: (908) 832-2414


 Frederick William Radlmann
Born: 03/30/1945
Died: 12/17/2017
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Frederick William Radlmann

Frederick William Radlmann, 72, of Tewksbury, NJ, died December 17, 2017, at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. The son of German immigrants Ferdinand Radlmann and Dorothy (Walker) Radlmann, Fred was born in Brooklyn, NY. Fred’s father died when Fred was 3, and his Uncle Joseph Radlmann raised him as his son with Dorothy in South Plainfield, NJ.

Fred served in the US Army Reserves for six years. Fred received his bachelor’s degree in 1966 from Seton Hall University and his master’s degree in Sociology in 1968 from Long Island University. In 1970, he married Gloria (Mennuti) Radlmann, and together they raised their sons David and Erich in North Plainfield and Tewksbury, NJ.

Fred devoted his life to employment and training positions within the public sector beginning with the NJ State Employment Service followed by a position as a Federal Representative at the US Department of Labor. He was then the Director of the Morris County Employment and Training Administration and culminated his public service work as the State Director of the NJ Department of Labor.

Fred was the recipient of the Centro Sor Isolina Ferré award for his contribution to the development of opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Puerto Rico. In 1983, well-known Johnson & Johnson executive John Heldrich recruited Fred to help lead the Career Development Team at Johnson & Johnson in their World Headquarters in New Brunswick. Fred’s team at Johnson & Johnson was honored with a Presidential Points of Light Award. Fred was also an active member of New Brunswick Tomorrow and Leadership New Jersey.

In 1993, Fred became an entrepreneur and started a staffing business, Interim Personnel/Spherion, which he expanded to four offices in NJ and PA. His son Erich joined him in this business in 2003. Fred was known for his deep love of family, his intelligence, his sharp wit, but mostly for his kind and welcoming spirit.

Fred was closely connected to many relatives in Germany (Bavaria), which included his half brother, Josef Hussel. Fred also became close with his wife’s relatives in Italy.

Fred is survived by his loving wife, Gloria; son David and daughter-in-law Heather (Atlanta, GA) and son Erich and daughter-in-law Christine (Westfield, NJ); grandchildren Zachary, Emilia, and Harrison; sister Josepha; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive visitors at the Coughlin Funeral Home, 15 Academy Street, Califon, NJ, on Thursday, December 21st, from 6 pm to 8 pm and also on Friday, December 22nd, from 10 am to 10:45 am, followed by 11 am Church Services at St. John Neumann Church at 398 County Rd 513 Califon, NJ 07830.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center, at 132 W. 32nd Street New York, NY 10001, or by using this direct link:

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Dear Gloria and family: Have not met you personally but Liz and Bill Crawford spoke so frequently and highly Of Fred. Just wanted you to know I will be praying for you all in this time of loss. A good man like Fred I am sure was welcomed home by the Father with big open arms Warmly, Carol Joyce
DrCarol Joyce
My condolences to Gloria and the Radlmann family. I worked with Fred in the 70's and then again in the 80's-90's. He was fun to work with and I still have a lot of great memories from those 'days.' I know that your strong family bonds will comfort you in this time of loss and that your loving memories of Fred will remain with you forever.
Terry Singer
Dear Gloria, David and Erich, After reading Fred?s meritorious biopic, we regret we were not able to spend more time than dinners and rummikub with you. It is heartwarming to know that giving and caring people like Fred have walked among us. We know your bereavement will be of long and painful duration,but Fred?s legacy lives on in the wonderful family you have created. With heartfelt sympathy. Mary and Mel Reid
Mary Reid
Dear Gloria and family. We will be there tomorrow at Fred's funeral service. We remember Fred back when our children were growing up in No Plainfield, NJ and we still remained friends over the years. Hold on to your memories and we will be there with you. Love always. Sending you our
liz and bill crawford
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