Fred Dreher died Nov. 13, 2019.

Fred came to us from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pa., where he captained the lacrosse team and played football. He was president of the National Honor Society and a member of the Student Council. At Princeton he played freshman lacrosse and IAA football and volleyball. He also was an early solicitor for our class Memorial Scholarship Fund. His brother, Ernie ’63, followed him to Princeton.

Marrying shortly after graduation, Fred and his wife, Janet, had three children, but divorced in 1978. After Princeton, Fred earned a law degree at Harvard Law School in 1965. Returning to Philadelphia that same year he joined the law firm of Duane Morris, remaining there for 54 years. He was a specialist in corporate law, focusing on bank and insurance company mergers.

Outside work he enjoyed tennis, reading, and crossword puzzles. Solving puzzles creatively was a talent he brought to his legal work as well. More than that, he enjoyed spending time in sunny places with his longtime partner, Kate; his three children, Nan, Derick ’89, and Susan; and four grandchildren, Caroline, James, Henry and William, creating many happy memories for all. The class extends its sincere condolences to all.

Undergraduate Class of 1962