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Vol. 108, No. 11


Frederick Leonard Taeusch ’38

Published in the Apr.2, 2008, issue

Fred died Dec. 6, 2007, in St. Augustine, Fla., following hip surgery necessitated by a fall in early November. Fred was born in Hollywood, Calif., and graduated from Phillips Andover Academy. He entered Princeton in 1934, but pursuing his passion for the sea, he received his appointment in 1935 to the Naval Academy in Annapolis and graduated with the academy's Class of 1939. At the Naval Academy, Fred majored in engineering and rowed crew. A submariner during World War II, Fred sailed his own sloop until well after his retirement from the Navy in 1967. After retiring, Fred and his wife, Cynthia, moved to Jacksonville, Fla., where he joined the administration of Jacksonville Episcopal High School, serving initially as provost and later as assistant headmaster. He also taught mathematics and oceanography and coached tennis and crew. He retired from teaching in 1977, when he and Cynthia moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., where he was a vestryman at Christ Church, and for a time, a volunteer fireman. Fred is survived by two sons, John and Carl, and a sister, Barbara Tully, to whom the class extends its deepest sympathy.

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