Fred was my piano tuner for twenty five years. In fact, Fred helped me find the Steinway I purchased. We inspected 75 pianos before finding the perfect piano on the East Side of Manhattan near Bloomingdales I purchased from a retiring minister. The story of those 75 pianos were very funny with on dealer accusing me of being unethical for using an expert like Fred to inspect his pianos which were in horrible condition. His work was amazing and one time he was ill and I had someone else tune and I immediately knew the difference, so I forced him off his sick bed to redo the tuning. He had an autograph book of Steinway artists he always promised to show me. He will show me in heaven. My wife and I and my children adored him. What a great man.