In Memoriam - Fred Croen

With sadness, we must report the passing of Fred Croen, 74 years of age and resident of Macungie, PA USA, who passed away peacefully on December 11, 2023.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada he was the husband of Pam A. (Melton) Croen for 28 years. He was the father of Rodney Croen (Lisa) of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Karyn Croen (Gary) of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and the late Heather Crew (Adrian) of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; stepfather of Thomas Shanbar of Lynn, MA and the late Julie Lewis of Winthrop, MA; grandfather of Sydney and Kaitlyn Croen of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Madison and Cole Armstrong of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, Justin Crew (Madison) of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Emily Crew of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Donald Lewis (Dominique) of Plymouth, NH USA, Rachel Shanbar of North Reading, MA USA, and TJ Shanbar of North Reading, MA USA; great-grandfather of Carter Crew of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Braecyn and Jasper Lewis of Plymouth, NH USA.

Fred worked in the cement and concrete business for over 50 years, and worked for large suppliers like Holcim and Keystone (Giant) Cement Companies. After retiring 2 years ago, he worked as a consultant for Climate Earth covering the East Coast. He was responsible for signing cement and concrete companies to generate EPD's (Environmental Product Declarations) and was very successful.

Fred was a lifelong member of ACI and ASTM International. He was also a longtime member of the Concrete Industry Board, National ReadyMix Concrete Association, Empire State Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association, International, Inc., Pennsylvania Concrete and Aggregate Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and NJ Concrete and Aggregate. According to his fellow Association member and good friend Carmine Attanasio, "Fred was extremely involved in the industry, and loved to help and contribute with all his knowledge"

There will be a celebration of his life on a later date in the Boston area. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project

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