Frederick C. Rimmele, III, 32, of Marblehead, died September 11, 2001 on board United Airlines Flight 175 while en route to a medical conference in Monterey, Calif.
He was the husband of Kimberly (Trudel) Rimmele, an executive in the software industry, whom he married in 1997.
Born and raised in Clifton, N.J., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Rimmele, Jr. He attended Montclair Kimberley Academy and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College in 1990, where he also rowed on the crew team and edited Sabrina, the campus humor magazine. He completed his doctoral studies at Duke University School of Medicine in 1994 and served his residency at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency. He briefly entered private practice before joining the faculty of the Family Practice Residency based at Beverly and Hunt hospitals.
Mr. Rimmele was a physician, teacher, spiritual person and an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed playing Scrabble, dabbling in the stock market, and home-brewing.
His four-year marriage to Kim was a blessing and joy to them both. Though they hiked the Swiss Alps, toured the Irish countryside, bird-watched in the rain forests of Belize, and canoed the backwaters of Maine, what they loved most was to be with each other, walking hand in hand. Fred and Kim shared many fun times with his sister and brother-in-law, who also live in the Boston area.
He was called "Frederick" by his immediate family. He had a special bond with his mother, also an avid bird watcher. Visits to family in N.J. always included time with his mother to travel the N.J. shore in search of new birds for his "life list." His love of nature was rooted in his scouting experience, which he shared with his father.
Besides his wife and parents he leaves his sister, Karen M. Connors; his grandmother, Mrs. Frank Kunzier; and loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held in the Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead, on Monday, September 24, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Va. 22203-1606; Reference # 2861662.
Fred's family wishes to thank the community for their support, their prayers, and sympathy and extend their sympathies to all who were involved in the tragedy on Tuesday. Fred's family also asks that if anyone would like to help those in need, they may make donations to American Red Cross and other charitable organizations.
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