For My Father

This was the eulogy for my father written by my brother. In the early part of the 20th century a Peruvian sailor makes port in Europe and takes a wife from German soil. On 9 March 1929, in the City of New York, a boy is born to the unlikely couple and imprints upon an empty canvas a name, Frederick Herman Saavedra. That canvas will be his life. Soon after, the Great Depression arrives, her husband at sea, the mother Continue Reading ››

Frederick Hermann Saavedra

Frederick Hermann Saavedra was a man who loved his family, church, and God. He passed away on August 14, 2019, surrounded by his beloved family. Born March 9, 1929, to Hermine Scheel and Federico Saavedra in New York City, his parents soon moved to Bremerhaven, Germany to be closer to his mother’s extended family. He always expressed fond memories of his time in Germany with his Opa Scheel.  The family fled Germany in 1935, returning to New York City, where Continue Reading ››