Frederick N. Biesecker, 74, of Boyertown, president and CEO of Drug Plastics & Glass Co. and a member of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia board of trustees, died Friday, Oct. 12, of a cancer-related illness.
A native of Scranton, Mr. Biesecker founded Drug Plastics & Glass in the basement of his Boyertown home in 1963. The company, which makes a variety of bottles and containers, now includes a mold-manufacturing plant and eight other factories across the country.
Mr. Biesecker earned a degree in agricultural economics and rural sociology from Pennsylvania State University, where he met his future wife, Suzanne Kohler. The couple married in 1960 on the battlefield grounds at Valley Forge National Historical Park.