Fred was a good man to work for and a mentor for me early in my career. He encouraged me in the work I did and gave advice as needed. Fred will live on through those of us who knew him.
My condolences to the Zarembka Family.
Nancy & Mike Livermore
We were so lucky to have spent the day with Fred and Millie a couple of weeks ago. A very precious memory. Our hearts go out to Millie, her children and grandchildren.
I will really miss you old friend. My memories from high school, Army, best man at my wedding etc will remain with me forever. My wife and I will always cherish the times spent with you and Millie.
Mary & Dave Grishaber
Words somehow seem inadequate to help you in your grief. But may your memories be a comfort. Our deepest sympathy.
Dear Mille and Family:
Please accept my deepest and condolences on the loss of Fred. He was a great man and will be sorely missed.
I had the privilege of having Fred as a manager and mentor at Webex for almost 10 years up until his retirement. I was a young kid right out of college when I started at Webex and I learned a lot from Fred. I very much appreciate the fact that Fred took a chance on Webex and helped make it become the success that it is yet today. I really respect the guts that it took to get Webex off the ground and I appreciate the opportunities that it has given me, even up to the present day.
As you probably know, Fred was usually very intense and focused at work. He had a vision of the way things should be and he was very intent on making his vision a reality. He had several colorful phrases that stick in my mind. Things like “That is like pouring money down an open hole” and “You silver tongued devil”. On the other hand, after hours Fred would transform from the intense and focused manager to a fun-loving and joking guy with that huge smile of his. Even though we mostly saw Fred in “business mode” it was also evident to me that he was a good and loving family man.
One of my proudest moments at Webex was when I was the Project Manager on the first million dollar project that we had here at Webex. After the job had shipped Fred came into my office and handed me a check for $100. He said that he appreciated the work in getting the project out and suggested that it was for my wife and me to go out to dinner. The unique thing was that the check was not a payroll check but was written from his personal checking account. In addition to that, the check was written out to my wife! I guess that was his way of making sure that I didn’t go out to dinner without her.
I owe a lot to Fred. I am enjoying a successful career due in part to his vision and leadership. It is obvious that Fred was very proud of Webex and I know that he was proud of our continued success. It is a legacy that I am honored to champion and push forward for many years to come.
With deepest sympathy,
Director – Applications Engineering/Roll Products
A sympathy card has been sent to a friend or relative of Frederick Zarembka.
Richard and Linda Olson
We sorely will miss Fred. I meet Fred in June 1966 while interviewing for a job at Woodlawn Engineering.As a result I worked with Fred 3 other places including Webex. Our professional contact lasted almost 30 years. Family wise we have done many things together.It as quite a shock to us to hear of his passing.
Unfortunately, we had to deal with some medical issued which kept us from going to the funeral,etc. We have many memories of fishing, boating, hunting and family get togethers. He will always have a place in our hearts.