Born May 9, 1947, in Newport, Rhode Island, Fred grew up in a military family along with his two sisters.
His family came out west to the Bay Area when he was a kid. He was always ambitious…riding his bike to the baseball field to manually change cards during a game. Delivering newspapers and even managing a movie theater, all before graduating high school. He served his country in Vietnam and finished up his Bachelor’s degree after her returned from active duty. He worked hard and played hard and enjoyed playing golf whenever and wherever he could.
Through his life he became a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He had a heart of gold and enjoyed everyone he ever met. He loved to tell stories, and make people laugh.
Eventually, he moved to the Sierra Mountain area to be near his two young sons and soon fell in love and became a family man to a combined family of five boys. He changed career paths and became a project manager for fiber optics projects that took him all over the West Coast. But he always came home for weekends filled with skiing, golfing, or just being at the lake. In recent years, Fred was blessed by being able to reunite with his oldest son and his family. He was proud to be called a dad and a grandpa and a husband.
Fred was a man who was well-loved, and that makes a life well-lived. He let go of his wife’s hand after 25 years and three weeks on July 31, 2019. He is very much missed.
Services for Fred will be held with full military honors on August 26th at California Central Coast Veteran’s Cemetery in Seaside at 11:00 a.m.