Frederick Daniels Thayer III

  • "Thanks to all, it's so nice to see the kind words about..."
    - Larissa Cullen
  • "Giselle, I only recently learned of Fred's passing. You..."
  • "In behalf of the Thayer Families Association and all of..."
    - Patricia Muno
  • "I wish I had really known him. Nancy Thayer Grant"
  • "Giselle, you have my deepest sympathy. I worked with Fred..."
    - Jim Durbin

Thayer III Frederick Daniels Thayer III, 74, passed away in comfort and peace on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 after a brief and rapid battle with cancer. Frederick (Fred) was born April 23, 1939 in Stamford, Connecticut, to Jean Elizabeth (Dearness) Thayer, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio and Frederick Daniels Thayer Jr., formerly of Dudley, Massachusetts. Fred was raised in Darien, Connecticut and Lynchburg, Virginia. He was an honors graduate of E.C. Glass High School, class of 1957 (Lynchburg) and a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana) in 1962 and 1964, with a BA in Chemistry and a MA in Russian, respectively. Fred had a lifelong passion for linguistics. He retired earlier this year from Chemical Absracts Service, in Columbus, Ohio, where he worked for 43 years. He was a skilled translator of foreign languages, including Russian and other European languages, Chinese, Japanese and many others. In addition, he was an accomplished pianist, and avidly interested in history, art and mathematics. Fred loved music, travelling and spending quality time with his family. Fred is survived by his wife of 47 years, Giselle (Chesrow) Thayer; daughters, Larissa Anne Cullen and Ellen Susanne Somerville; sons-in-law, Donal Shane Cullen and Sean Michael Somerville; grandchildren, Livia E. Cullen, Donal N. Cullen and Ronan S. Somerville. Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the WEIR-AREND FUNERAL HOME, 4221 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43214 (3 blocks S. of Henderson Rd.) with calling hours 1 hour prior to time of service. Rev. Mebane McMahon officiating. Interment Union Cemetery. Please visit to sign the official online condolence book.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 26, 2013
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