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Frederick Konopik Jr.

Frederick Konopik Jr.

Frederick Joseph "Fritz" Konopik Jr., the retired general manager of Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard, died of complication from liver disease June 2 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 85 and lived in Linthicum. Born at his parents' home on Locust Street in Curtis Bay, he was the son of Agnes McGarrity Konopik, a homemaker, and Frederick Joseph Konopik Sr., a Coast Guard master ship fitter. He attended Benjamin Franklin Junior High School and was a 1947 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He attended the Johns Hopkins University and joined the Army. He was stationed in Germany and worked in military sports as a basketball referee. He later resumed his schooling and...