Frederick Roemer, WWII vet, Grumman employee

Frederick Roemer, 88, who passed away May 20

Frederick Roemer, 88, who passed away May 20 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Roemer served in the Navy as a minesweeper off the coast of Japan in WWII and worked at Grumman for 35 years, notably as a Navy contract negotiator. (Credit: Handout)

Frederick "Fritz" Roemer was an honorable and courageous man who always supported his friends, family and country, family members said.

Roemer, who served on a Navy minesweeper in World War II and worked for Grumman Corp. for 35 years, died May 20 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 88.

Roemer was born in Penns Grove, N.J., on Dec. 23, 1923, to Frederick and Dorothy Jones...

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