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Frederick Eckel Wetherell III ’41

Published in Dec. 17, 2003, issue

Fred, a lifelong resident of the Syracuse area, died unexpectedly Aug. 20, 2003.

He came to Princeton from the Pebble Hill School. A member of Campus Club, Fred majored in economics. He left college after junior year and enrolled in the Syracuse U. College of Medicine, graduating in Decem-ber 1943.

After his internship at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, he served in the Army Medical Corps and was discharged as a captain after serving three years.

Fred then completed four years of postgraduate training in cancer surgery at the Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases (Sloan-Kettering Memorial) in NYC.

Returning to Syracuse in 1952, he practiced as a general surgeon until his retirement in 1989. Since then he was an active member of the Syracuse Rose Society while living in Fayetteville, N.Y.

Fred was predeceased by his wife, Mary. He is survived by his daughter, Susan; his son, Charles; and grandson, Christian.

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