FALMOUTH — Frederick J. Kaiser, 75, died peacefully March 17 at Falmouth by the Sea.

Born March 12, 1936, in Passaic, N.J., a son of Fred and Ruth Kaiser, he attended Montclair Academy and graduated from Colgate University.

While attending Colgate University, he met his future wife of 50 years, Susan “Sunny” Rodormer, while she was attending nearby Skidmore College.

After getting married on April 30, 1960, in Syracuse, N.Y., they settled in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., and raised two daughters, Lisa and Susan.

For many years he helped his father run the family business, Rubber Latex Company. Eventually he sold the company but remained involved with the business until he retired in 1994.  

A voracious reader with a passion for history, he was also very witty and known for his entertaining one-line quips.

As a longtime member of the Tewksbury Foot Bassets, he spent years basseting around the countryside near Peapack, N.J.

Later in life he enjoyed leading several family trips to the Caribbean.

Above all, family was always his biggest passion and greatest joy.

Surviving are his wife Sunny of Yarmouth; two daughters, Lisa and Joel Yuodsnukis of Bozeman, Mont., and Susan and Willard Dyche of Freeport; four grandchildren, Charlie Dyche, Peter Dyche, Katie Yuodsnukis and Jenny Yuodsnukis; many loving in-laws; nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9,  at the Foreside Community Church in Falmouth.

Donations may be sent to Maine Coast Heritage Trust, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham ME 04086.

Arrangements are by Independent Death Care of Maine, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.

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