Fred Henry Hirsch

Fred H. Hirsch passed away on March 11, 2024, at Hospice House of Laramie, Wyoming, surrounded by his family. 

Fred was Born July 10, 1944, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to Fred & Lillian Hirsch.  He attended the University of Virginia where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1966.  Upon graduation he joined the United States Airforce and married the love of his life Edith W. Hirsch in 1967.  The Airforce moved them to the Rocky Mountain West where they fell in love with the mountains and open spaces.  While on active-duty Fred earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wyoming in 1971.  During his service Fred attained the rank of Colonel and retired from Air Force Space Command where he was the Space Operations Director.

In 1992 Fred retired from the Airforce and moved his family to Laramie, Wyoming.  He spent his time fishing and hunting with his family, and enjoying all the outdoor activities that Wyoming has to offer. He earned an additional Master of Finance from the University of Wyoming in 1996.  He spent several years teaching at the University of Wyoming College of Business, and on the board of directors at UniWyo Federal Credit Union.  In his later years he and his wife enjoyed spending time in their RV exploring the west and studying western history.  

He is survived by his children, Fred Hirsch, Emily Hirsch, Jennifer (George) Brook, Kristian Hirsch, grandchildren, Zachary Hirsch, Aidan Hirsch, and Billy Brook, Cousin Linnea (Steven) Wells.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Edith, his parents, sister Marilyn Hirsch

A joint memorial service for Fred and Edith will be held at 11:00 a.m. on March 20, 2024, with a reception to follow at the Hilton Garden Inn Aspen Room.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that you contribute to the Fred and Edith Hirsch scholarship fund at UniWyo Federal credit union set up for his grandchildren or contribute Alzheimer’s Association of Wyoming.

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  • Beth Sanchez

    Emily & Jennifer, I spoke with Fred a lot on the phone but I never met him face to face. I’m so saddened by the immense loss your family has suffered. No doubt you will carry on the wonderful legacy of your Mom & Dad.


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