Frederick Biesecker, 74, CEO of firm

Posted: October 21, 2012

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.

In addition to being a board member at Children's Hospital, Mr. Biesecker founded the hospital's Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center and was a past board member of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Hamilton Bank of Reading, and Kutztown University.

Mr. Biesecker is survived by his wife; son Rick; daughters Lissa Biesecker Longacre and Britta Lynn; and four grandchildren.

Visitation was set for 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, Pa. 19512. The funeral will follow.


Contact Sean Carlin at carlins@phillynews.com or follow on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.

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