I had the pleasure of seeing and visiting with Fred almost daily for many years when I worked at Ballard Escrow. As manager of the office, I often had to deal with building maintenance issues and some were, let's just say, less than pleasant. Fred would often gallantly swoop in and handle them for me. Since leaving Ballard Escrow, I've thought of him often. He was so much fun to talk to from everything from his past jobs and adventures to current events and politics. I wish Fred's family and friends comfort and peace.