Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax

10565 Main St, Fairfax, VA



May 18, 1943August 26, 2019

Chester “Alan” Frederick, 76, passed peacefully away on August 26, 2019 at his home surrounded by family in Fairfax, Virginia. His memorial service will be held on Friday, September 6, from one to three in the afternoon, at Demaine Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax.

Alan was born on May 18, 1943 in Rahway, New Jersey to Dorothy and Chester Frederick. He was a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Georgetown School of Foreign Service and celebrated a successful career as a consultant, contractor, and in retirement, as a Latin teacher. He served in Vietnam during the war, and retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant. He married Sandy in 1975 and together they raised four children. As a lover of theatre and classical music, Alan, was a lifelong learner, an avid reader, and always up for an argument over politics. He enjoyed good wine, the presence of his doting grandchildren, and a cool ocean breeze. He was a member of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and a pioneer of several causes to include Equal Rights for All, and Special Olympics. He is survived by his wife Sandy, four children, Gretchen (David), Brendan (Anna), Meghan (Danny), and Jonathan and eight grandchildren, Jon Paul, Luke, Meghan, Nick, Liam, Luis, Oscar, and Rizal.


  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 7, 2019



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peter s

September 4, 2019

Aunt Sandy, Gretchen (David), Brendan (Anna), Meghan (Danny), and Jonathan, Jon Paul, Luke, Meghan, Nick, Liam, Luis, Oscar, and Rizal, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that the Shea's are praying for you and we will see you soon.


Peter, Kathy, Jack and Michael

Jennifer Brillantine

September 1, 2019

I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Frederick but my family and I have been blessed by such generous love and care from Meghan, Jon, Danny, JP, Luis and Oscar. Now I know where the example was set and the fruition of positive parental influence. I am eternally grateful as your light continues through them.

Jinnie Malouff

August 30, 2019

Nineteen years ago, when we moved to Virginia, Alan was the first to befriend us. He introduced our son to his son’s Special Olympic soccer team, and thus opened the door to a world of fun and friends. Alan was our first go-to-expert for information about the great Special Ed Program at Chantilly High School, as well as an opinionated authority on what could happen after our guys exited the school system.
Alan was very well read, so conversations with him were never boring! His crusty exterior never tricked me. I could see the humor and kindness that was just below the surface!
We will miss Alan, but plan to hold his much loved family in our prayers and life for many years.
From Frank, Jinnie, and David Malouff