OBITUARY

Frederick M. Nachman

November 22, 1946December 12, 2013
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Frederick (Mike) M. Nachman, 67, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away in Houston, Texas on Thursday, December 12, 2013 after a long illness. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida on November 22, 1946. He graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with a degree in Business Administration. He served in the Air Force Reserves and he was a University of Texas Exes Life member. He started his career with Leasing Associates, Inc. in 1970 and in 2001 became CEO, sole owner. He loved hunting, fishing, watching football, and he had a passion caring for his family and living near the water.

He is preceded in death by his father, Frederick P. Nachman, step father Leon E. Wexler and leaves behind his mother, Odessa D. Wexler, loving wife Sylvia, brother, Dan (wife Sue), sister, Penni N. Wexler, sons Corbett Nachman (wife Angie), Nicholas Nachman, step-sons Thomas (wife Lisa), Christopher (wife Rochelle) and step-daughter Michelle (husband William). And grandchildren Colton, Hannah, Alex, Evan, Rylee & Reece, Karson & Ayden. Nephews, Stuart Wexler, Jason Laviage (Wife Marcy), Niece, Courtney Wexler.

Visitation will be held on Monday December 16, 2013 at Forest Park East Funeral Home from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday December 17, 2013 at 2:00pm in the chapel of Forest Park East Funeral Home followed immediately by a graveside service in Forest Park East Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Frederick M. Nachman request donations in support of the brain research at the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, in acknowledgement of the care Mr. Nachman received from the HMH NICU staff under the direction of Anakara Sukumaran, M.D. Checks made out to Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation should note that the gift is in memory of Mr. Nachman, and mailed to HMHF, P.O. Box 4384, Houston, TX 77210-4384.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Penni Nachman Wexler

August 30, 2014

Dearest Michael,

So hard to believe how much time has passed since your passing, yet there hasn't been an occasion & most days where I haven't thought about you & missed you. Although we didn't see get together much before you got sick, you were always present in my heart, as my big brother, how could you not be? Mom asks about you as I am sure you know that you will always be in her heart too. I hope that our loved ones who went ahead of you, are taking good care of you now. Miss you so & forever. G-d bless you.

Thomas

July 3, 2014

Mike was an inspiration for me. A man of integrity and honesty. Something that he taught me by the example he lived every day. He showed me compassion when I needed it the most and his guidance made me the man I am today. I am most grateful for him he will be forever missed.

Rochelle Trevino

July 3, 2014

Mike,
You are the smartest man I know; when I came into this family you started teaching me life lessons that are forever engraved in my heart and mind. I will only be a better person from our talks at the table. I wish I had more nights with you, but I know we will have our time again. Life for our family is not over because this is not goodbye. I will see you in the happiest place we know, god's kingdom. I miss you; I miss your grunts even more. I love you dearly Mike.

Sylvia

July 3, 2014

My love,
As the months go by, I stop and think about all the memories we've made. The good times we've shared and the love between us that continues to grow in me. You were not only my husband, but partner, my best friend, my inspiration, my rock and my soul mate. You are a blessing from above one that I did not take for granted. I thank you for all the things that you've done for me and the kids. You supported and loved us all and you were always there to help navigate as their life's challenges. Not only were you a phenomenal husband, you were a terrific father, grandfather, provider, caregiver, mentor and inspirational leader. You gave so freely to all those you knew in such a loving way. Your generosity was inspiring! I love you more than words, more than life. I am forever grateful for your love and proud to be your wife.
I am so completely in love with you. I wake to think of you and I sleep to see you in my dreams. Every day seemed like a blessing since I met you. I feel so fortunate and honored to be in love with such a talented, handsome and intelligent man. I love you with all my heart. Thank you for sharing your love with me. It is truly a wonderful gift.
There are so many reasons; so many causes that make me love you. Thanks for all the happiness you bestow upon me. Thanks for making me see what I don't see. Thank you for holding my hand when I needed your touch. Thanks for hugging me hard when I need it you're warmth. Thanks for camouflaging my faults. Thanks for tolerating my idiosyncrasies and playing along with them. Thanks for wiping my tears when I cry so foolishly and last but not least, thanks for loving me the way you did.
For you are my heart and soul. Without you, I merely exist from day to day. You are the keeper of my dreams, the one who holds my heart in your hands. You are the one I spend most of my time thinking about. I can never repay you for the joy you brought to my life.
I love you more than I could ever tell you and I am not sure I can express just how much I miss you.

Nick

July 3, 2014

My father, mike nachman, was a great man. He was an easily understood man. A man that another man could easily identify with and understand without question. A man that loves to hunt, fish, explore, boat and all around outdoorsmen, not to mention his precious time in Las Vegas! He enjoyed his time with family as well. He also loved to work in the garage and also enjoyed working with wood. I believe, as a guy, that we all have a little carpenter and us! These traits are easily understood as being a man, in my opinion. While being engaged in all this fun, he's still a very responsible person with his business and personal life. Any man would tip his hat for that, I know I do!
When I was growing up I remember feeling a comfortable feeling of security knowing he had everything taken care of. As a child one doesn't realize how important this aspect of making your children feel secure until you yourself are grown.
My dad was a patient person, especially with me between getting in trouble in high school, and some college, he never once told me that I was taking too long in school, he was patient. He did advise me though to slow down in life and stay out of trouble. He would always respond to my issues as "stay out of trouble and pass!" This seems simple now, but it was hard at 16! Patients is a great quality to have as a parent and I am glad he had this quality. My dad, mike, was also a person who would forgive but never forget. My dad was a person that would never kick someone who was down unless a good joke was in order. Again I got in trouble a lot and when I thought it was time for a lecture or a harsh chew out, he would simply joke about the problem mildly but still had a sense of concern. I am very proud to be his son. Just like that very powerful quote "you don't know how much you love or miss something until it's gone". Man, nothing holds more true to that then my dad passing away. You just don't think about these things until they are no longer there. I now understand those awkward dinners where he would call me down to eat and just watch me eat. I did not enjoy those dinners like he did. I was only seeing my Way or selfishly because I didn't like people watching me eat. I was foolish. What was important was not that I didn't like those dinners, what was important was that he did enjoy those dinners. That was his time to spend with me and I didn't realize it. I didn't know how special those moments were until they are now gone, but of course unlike my dad, I learn everything the hard way. I completely understand and will always remember those special moments meant to him. I now miss those dinners a lot! He has taught me a lot of aspects of life, directly and indirectly and instilled great qualities that I would not have if it was not for him.
So, what did my father mean to me? He meant truth, honesty, diligence, integrity, hard work, responsibility and not to mention unconditional love, and so much more... Fredrick Michael Nachman was a great father, husband, boss and my life coach. I miss him tremendously and will always remember him, everything he stood for, and everything he taught me and done for me.
I love you, Dad!

Corbett Nachman

July 3, 2014

I met Mike when I was three years old I no longer had a dad. My dad signed his rights away when I was an infant. I had a father someone who had contributed in creating my existence but until Mike legally adopted me I did not have a dad. Mike was there for me every step of the way throughout my life. He was indeed my dad Mike was the only father that I knew and raised me. It wasn't until much later in life that I realized how special a father that he was. Being a stepfather is a special gift. He took that one step farther at least in my eyes. Mike never treated me like anything else but his own son. My only regret is that I never took the time or available opportunities that I had to thank him for being my father and my dad.

Lisa

July 3, 2014

The time allowed to share with you on this earth was shortened to soon. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to have known you and called you my father-in-law. Although a man of few words when speaking to you it was always meaningful, honest and beneficial to so many of us. You were a leader in so many areas of your life and one of the most generous people I have had the pleasure to know. I'm grateful for the time we were allowed and will hold onto the laughs we had on our last visit together.
Till we meet again.

Will, Michelle and Ayden Trejo

July 3, 2014

Life after you've been gone has not been the same, we miss your witty sense of humor and Ayden definitely misses his umpa. You made us feel like family regardless of last name and treated us with love and respect. The life lessons you taught us have helped us become better people and family members. We cannot thank you enough for helping us during hard times and being there when we needed advice. It gives us great comfort and relief that you are in God's kingdom where you deserve to be. Although we wish you were still here with us we're glad you are living pain-free and know you are always with us in spirit. We will never forget you Mike.
We Love you.

Celina Tidwell

December 18, 2013

Sylvia & family - We are sorry for your loss. Chris, Danielle & I are praying for you and your family. May God continue to give you strength during your time of grievance. We love you. God bless you.

Chris

December 18, 2013

I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for being such a wonderful, loving father to me. Thank you for ALWAYS being by my side when I needed you. Thank you for your knowledge, love & wisdom, for I would not have grown into the man I am today. Thank you for those talks at the dinner table when I would ask you for guidance in a new job venture, investments or even about love. You would always give me the most honest answers and I might not of liked to hear it then but in the end, you were always right. Thank you for showing me what determination and drive were by seeing how passionate you were about leasing associates inc. You taught me if I wanted something bad enough, I could get what ever I wanted through determination and drive. Thank you for showing me how to treat a lady as I grew up by treating my mom Sylvia, like a princess that she is and showing an infinite amount of love towards all of us. I am honored and truly blessed to have had you in my life and I know you will be looking down on us watching to make sure we are all ok. I love you with every inch of my heart!
-Your Son