He graduated from Newark Academy in Livingston, N.J., where he excelled in academics and football. His curiosity for learning how things work, particularly electronic things, began early (he built a television set and a Geiger counter in his teens) and continued at Princeton, where he majored in electrical engineering. He was a member of Cloister Inn. With his entrepreneurial talent, Fred persuaded the owner of the Princeton Music Center in Palmer Square to let him repair radios and phonographs in the basement. By the end of his junior year, he owned the store and began to sell high-fidelity equipment and install it in homes.
After graduation, Fred was commissioned in the Navy, earned his wings, and served as a flight instructor at Pensacola, where he met his wife, Mary. After service, he enjoyed a successful career with his forward-thinking and innovative ideas. He revolutionized more than a few industries, and owned several radio stations in the Pensacola area.
Fred was predeceased by his wife. He is survived by four children, 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The class sends condolences and honors his service.