Frederick William Radlmann, 72, of Tewksbury,

Frederick William Radlmann


Frederick William Radlmann, 72, of Tewksbury, NJ, died December 17, 2017, at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. The son of German immigrants Ferdinand Radlmann and Dorothy (Walker) Radlmann, Fred was born in Brooklyn, NY. Fred’s father died when Fred was 3, and his Uncle Joseph Radlmann raised him as his son with Dorothy in South Plainfield, NJ.

Fred served in the US Army Reserves for six years. Fred received his bachelor’s degree in 1966 from Seton Hall University and his master’s degree in Sociology in 1968 from Long Island University. In 1970, he married Gloria (Mennuti) Radlmann, and together they raised their sons David and Erich in North Plainfield and Tewksbury, NJ.

Fred devoted his life to employment and training positions within the public sector beginning with the NJ State Employment Service followed by a position as a Federal Representative at the US Department of Labor. He was then the Director of the Morris County Employment and Training Administration and culminated his public service work as the State Director of the NJ Department of Labor.

Fred was the recipient of the Centro Sor Isolina Ferré award for his contribution to the development of opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Puerto Rico. In 1983, well-known Johnson & Johnson executive John Heldrich recruited Fred to help lead the Career Development Team at Johnson & Johnson in their World Headquarters in New Brunswick. Fred’s team at Johnson & Johnson was honored with a Presidential Points of Light Award.

In 1993, Fred became an entrepreneur and started a staffing business, Interim Personnel/Spherion, which he expanded to four offices in NJ and PA. His son Erich joined him in this business in 2003. Fred was known for his deep love of family, his intelligence, his sharp wit, but mostly for his kind and welcoming spirit.

Fred was closely connected to many relatives in Germany (Bavaria), which included his half brother, Josef Hussel. Fred also became close with his wife’s relatives in Italy.

Fred is survived by his loving wife, Gloria; son David and daughter-in-law Heather (Atlanta, GA) and son Erich and daughter-in-law Christine (Westfield, NJ); grandchildren Zachary, Emilia, and Harrison; sister Josepha; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive visitors at the Coughlin Funeral Home, 15 Academy Street, Califon, NJ, on Thursday, December 21st, from 6 pm to 8 pm and also on Friday, December 22nd, from 10 am to 10:45 am, followed by 11 am Church Services at St. John Neumann Church at 398 County Rd 513 Califon, NJ 07830.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center, at 132 W. 32nd Street New York, NY 10001, or by using this direct link: