Fredrick P. Aldrich

December 4, 1929October 25, 2011

FREDRICK P. ALDRICH December 4, 1929 – October 25, 2011

Fredrick P. Aldrich, age 81 of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Visitation and recitation of the Rosary will be held at McGilley & Hoge Funeral Home, 8024 Santa Fe Drive Overland Park, Kansas on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 6 to 8p.m. A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 W. 103rd St. Overland Park, Kansas on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Burial immediately following at Mount Olivet, 7601 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri. Contributions may be made to a memorial fund in his honor at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Fred was born on December 4, 1929 in Atchison, KS. He was married for 54 years to his dearly loved wife, Terry Aldrich. Mr. Aldrich was a Production Controller with Hesse Corporation for approximately 35 years before he retired in 1995. He attended Benedictine College and the University of Kansas. He was proud of having met his retirement goals of traveling to the Capitols of all 50 states and a 50th Anniversary trip to Europe. In addition to traveling, his hobbies were crossword puzzles, Sudoku and cards. With his concentration and positive energy, seldom was he defeated in the numerous fun-filled card games played with family members. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Michael and Stephen Aldrich and by his parents William Aldrich and Maureen Aldrich Knoch. Survivors include his wife Terry Aldrich; daughters Julie Davis Aldrich, Laurie Wright and husband Rick; son Mark Aldrich and wife Tawnya; 4 grandsons - Brent Davis and wife Mikita; Gavin Davis; Nick Wright and wife Serina; Christian Aldrich and 1 granddaughter Melodie Aldrich.


  • Visitation Friday, October 28, 2011
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Mikita Davis

November 1, 2011

Since meeting Brent a little over two years ago there have been events that particularly resonate in my heart- being asked to fly to Kansas and meet his family was one of them… and now you have become my family and I am moved to share how special it was to have had the chance to meet Fred. To be so warmly welcomed in a home, shaped by years with one another; through the good times and bad, sickness and in health, and ultimately his departure from this physical plane. It is bittersweet to write this as I am just starting on that journey you and Fred took 54 years ago. I ache for your loss yet find inspiration in your example and my heart is with you during this time.


Gavin Davis

October 31, 2011


Grandpa was a man worth remembering. I can't think of the last time we were together that he wasn't in a good mood with something to talk about. He was always on top of current news, sports, and what cards were in your hand. I will miss his sense of humor. I will miss his wisdom and understanding. I will miss the marathon game days we used to have with Pizza at the end.

I will miss Grandpa.


Brent Davis

October 30, 2011


There isn't a memory I have of Grandpa where he wasn't smiling and happy. His jovial and adventerous personality is something that has shaped me as a child and will continue to shape me as I get older. He was a great man and means the world to all of us. He will be, as we Marines say, "Never Forgotten".


Larry Davis

October 28, 2011

Dear Terry:

When Betty White was on the Barbara WaWa special last year, she was asked about her age...

White went on to reveal that in terms of death, she believes it to be a great mystery that we all must solve. "My mother had a wonderful philosophy. She said, 'Nobody knows what happens at that moment of death; nobody knows the secret. " She then went on to say that she was curious about dying, but that when the moment comes, she'll get to "know the secret."

I thought what a wonderful way to look at our futures and our fates. We get to learn the secret. Fred has gotten to learn the secret.

Love Larry

Jane Aldrich

October 28, 2011

Dear Terry,

I am very saddened to hear of Fred's passing. He was such a kind, wonderful, happy person. What a wonderful cousin he was to all of us. I will always remember his laughing eyes and quick smile. I know this is a very hard time for you and your children. Just know you are in my heart and thoughts.



Ginny Clifford

October 28, 2011

Terry, I did not know that Fred had been so sick. It is so very strange that yesterday I had him on my mind,(and you as well) thinking once again what a wonderful man he was and how good he was and what a lovely person you are. You will be in my prayers as will all of your family as you gather to celebrate Fred's life. May all of you be able to grieve his passing while sharing the good life he had and his special gifts to all of you. Blessings on you and your family and all who loved and cared for Fred.

Love, Ginny (cousin Mary Virginia)

Susan Sarna

October 27, 2011

Dear friends, I did not know Mr. Aldrich, but I extend my deepest sympathies for your loss. Any loss of a family member or friend causes pain & sorrow for anyone that knew him or her.
I wonder, however if you could tell me if he had any relatives in Northern Ohio? My Mother's maiden name was Aldrich. He father was Henry Burr Aldrich and mother was Lillian Marie Rice (Reuse). My Mom used to tell of family members that left Ohio and moved to Kansas.