Fred was born in 1927 and grew up in the hills of West Virginia. The family eventually moved to Maryland, where Fred attended the University of Maryland. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, he began his teaching career, which eventually led to the Department of Defense
schools (then USDESEA), where he taught industrial arts and worked as audio-visual coordinator. In 1967, Dr. Joe Mason called him to Karlsruhe, Germany, to serve as a media specialist in the Directorate. When DoDDS reorganized in the early 1980’s, Fred moved to Wiesbaden, where he finished his career as Media Coordinator for the Germany Region.
Fred and his wife Emilie retired in Karlsruhe, but made several trips to the U.S. to visit family and friends. Fred enjoyed good eating, good cars, his computer, and golf. Shortly before his death he purchased a new
Audi. His last day was a happy one, playing golf with American friends at the Heidelberg course.