He came to us from Montclair Academy. At Princeton Fred majored in philosophy and religion and played in the marching band. He then earned a degree from the General Theological Seminary and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1955. He earned a medical degree in 1961 and a master’s degree in social psychology in 1969, both from Columbia.
Fred became an attending psychiatrist at Harlem Hospital from 1965 to 1967, then a senior attending physician at St. Luke’s Hospital as director of detoxification services until 1995. During this time he was also assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia and writing journal articles and a book, Brief Flights: Transcendent Experiences.
Fred is survived by his wife, Martha; and daughters Wendy, Helen, and Frances. The class sends to them its sympathy and respect for our brother, admiring his life of service to the body and the spirit.