Frederick Joel Nassauer, 80, of Pikesville, a former oil heat executive, died Tuesday at Church Hospital in Baltimore after a long illness.
Funeral services for Mr. Nassauer were being held today at the Levinson funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.
Mr. Nassauer was born in Baltimore, where he attended Friends School. He graduated from City College in 1928 and from St. John's College in Annapolis, where he was an outstanding athlete, in 1932.
After many years in the fuel oil business, he founded and was president of the Chesapeake Oil Co., which he later sold to Marex Heating Oil.
Mr. Nassauer was very active in the Oil Heat Association of Maryland and at one time served as its president.
He was a lifetime member and champion golfer at the Suburban Club of Baltimore County, and served as its president from 1982 to 1984.
A knowledgeable jazz enthusiast, Mr. Nassauer also was an avid fisherman, and he was involved in many civic and philanthropic activities.
In addition to his wife, Beatrice G. Nassauer of Pikesville, he is survived by two daughters, Susan Budwig of Omaha, Neb., and Carol Barnett of Memphis, Tenn., and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Frederick Nassauer Fund, in care of the Central Scholarship Bureau, 4001 Clarks Lane, Baltimore 21215, or to Church Hospital, 100 N. Broadway, Baltimore 21231.