Born in Plainfield, N.J., he came to us from the Lawrenceville School. At Princeton he majored in English, played IAA sports, was an announcer and engineer at WPRB, and took his meals at Terrace Club. He roomed with John Bidwell.
Following Princeton Fred joined the Air Force as a pilot. Stateside, he flew a C-141 out of the Carolinas. He spent a year in Vietnam as a forward air controller, flying 295 combat missions and providing essential intel and ground support in a “low and slow” aircraft over dangerous terrain, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross.
After the service Fred married Mary Anne Nelson, settled in New Jersey, and worked in advertising with Ogilvy & Mather. Married almost 20 years, they had three children,
whom he often took to football and basketball games at Princeton. Fred retired in the early 2000s and moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he was a consultant/trainer for the Baron Group for a decade, while enjoying his grandchildren. In 2019, he joined his daughter’s family near Houston.
Fred is survived by his children, Kyle, Joanne and her husband Sam, and Bryan and his wife Leigh-Ann; seven grandchildren; and his sister Joan and her husband Steve. His final solo flight was June 22, 2021, in Texas. He soars.