Alfred died June 14, 2016, from an infection, having suffered from Lewy body dementia.
Fred came to us from Great Neck High School. Exuding energy and intelligence, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, played intercollegiate bridge, and starred in Witherspoon touch football. He majored in biology, dined at Elm, and roomed with John Hibschman, Mike Kreisler, Dave Young, and Mike Haselkorn — the latter two classmates visited Fred in May.
He led the Princeton and Harvard bridge teams to national titles, becoming a Life Master. Along the way he injured his leg playing touch football, painted in oils, and wrote novels. After his first wife, Norma, died in 1972, he remarried to Susan.
Fred earned a medical degree and graduated from Harvard cum laude, then joined the U.S. Public Health Service — an affiliation that endured for decades. A fellow in immunology-rheumatology at the National Institutes of Health, he became a senior investigator and chief of the cellular immunology section. A teacher and author of 450 scientific articles, Fred discovered a treatment for lupus nephritis that is still being used. After retiring from the NIH, he became an expert in anti-bio terrorism for Mitretek and MITRE Corp.
The class conveys its condolences to his wife, Susan; children Bonnie ’84, Robert, Ellen, and Kathleen; his brother; and eight grandchildren.