Island Cremations & Funeral Home ~ Merritt Island, Florida ~ 321-454-3331



March 28, 1944 - January 9, 2019

Manfred Heinrich, 74, a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed from this life after battling a long illness. “Fred”, as his loved ones knew him, was a dedicated engineer who served America’s Space Program for 46 years. His long career began with Apollo and saw through the final launch of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011. He is survived by his loving wife Wendy, sons Rudi and Peter, Daughter in Law Liz, Mother in Law Teri, and Granddaughters Riva, Alyssa, and Madison. He will be mourned and missed by many friends and colleagues for whom he was a comrade, mentor and motivator. A good family friend said it best: “When we were in meetings and there was disagreement, we all will remember that ‘Fred Says’ was the maxim to be followed”. Words cannot express our sorrow. He cast a long shadow and good memories of him will fill the empty spaces in our hearts. Godspeed!

Share your favorite memories at the Celebration of Life to be held Saturday January 26th from 1-4 PM at Fishlips, Port Canaveral.