Fred died Oct. 31, 2017, in St. Louis as a result of pancreatic cancer.
A University Scholar, Fred majored in biology, was a member of Campus Club, and roomed with Jerry Black, George Galland, Frank Wetzel, and Bob Lem.
He graduated from Cornell’s Weill Medical School in 1971 and completed an internship at San Francisco General Hospital in 1972.
Fred served as a lieutenant at the Public Health Service’s National Eye Institute in Bethesda, Md., from 1972 to 1974, followed by residency at Georgetown University Hospital from 1974 to 1977. He was a research fellow in neuro-ophthalmology back at the National Institutes of Health from 1977 to 1984, then joined Washington University’s medical faculty at St. Louis Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Designated to be director of the Children’s Ophthalmology Center, he first spent a year at Johns Hopkins’ Wilmer Eye Institute and the Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.
In 1990 he switched to private practice for 26 years and was affiliated with St. Luke’s Hospital. Fred and wife Anita began ballroom dancing as a hobby in 1994 and won the National Amateur Dance Championship seven years in a row.
He is survived by his wife, Anita; and three children, Melinda ’03, David, and Fred ’06.