Dr. Raymond L. Fricken '55 SA

Fricken_Ray396The Brother Martin community mourns the loss of Dr. Raymond L. Fricken who passed away on January 15, 2017. Ray was a 1955 graduate of St. Aloysius and a longtime volunteer teacher at Brother Martin. He diligently devoted his time to working with the AP Physics and Calculus students and faculty. Graduating magna cum laude from Loyola University in New Orleans, Dr. Fricken earned a Ph.D. degree in Elementary Particle Physics from Louisiana State University. He was a former deputy director of the Division of High Energy Physics for the U.S. Department of Energy and the Executive Officer of the department’s Superconducting Super Collider Division. In retirement, he became a devoted member of the Brother Martin High School family by serving as a volunteer and was recognized by the Brother Martin Board of Directors as a Founders Medal recipient in 2001 for his longtime service.

He is survived by his sister, B.J. (Betty Fricken Burst), his niece, Stephanie Burst Wotiz (Blake) and his nephew, David Michael Burst (Michelle Bryant). He is also survived by Brody and Sloane Wotiz.

Dr. Fricken’s services will be held in the James B. Branton Chapel on the campus of Brother Martin High school on on Saturday, January 21. Mass begins at 10 a.m. with a visitation at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. between from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 20 and from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 21 before the Mass. The Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to a favorite charity or to the St. Aloysius Century Foundation, 4401 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122.

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Dr. Fricken working with Ms. Picou’s physics classc while experimenting with liquid nitrogen in 2015.

Dr. Fricken working with
Ms. Picou’s physics class while experimenting with liquid nitrogen in 2015.