At Princeton Fred was a member of the Westchester Club, Lutheran League, and Whig-Clio. He joined Dial Lodge, but junior year transferred to Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill. In 1956 he matriculated at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, graduating four years later. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Fresno County General Hospital in Fresno, Calif.
Fred was on the leading edge of transforming a two-hour cataract-removal operation under general anesthesia followed by a four-day hospital stay into a 10-minute outpatient procedure with topical anesthesia, the patient ready to return home in an hour.
He was involved in Freemasonry and was a Shriner. Dave Smith has a Christmas/New Year’s picture of Fred and Linda standing in front of the Valley Eye Institute & Richburg Cataract Center with 21 of his staff.
Fred died Dec. 12, 2018, of bone cancer. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, a Fresno State alumna, Linda; four children; and nine grandchildren.