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Frederick Henry Lund


1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Frederick Henry Lund Obituary
LUND Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com Frederick Henry Lund (1929 - 2013), modest, caring and possessed of a fine intellect, passed away suddenly on December 21st, 2013, at home, at the age of 84. A beloved son, husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce and children: Fred B. Lund, Christopher M. Lund (wife Jenny), Peter A. Lund, and Andrea Leslie Lund; and two grandsons: Matthew Christopher Lund (wife Amanda) and Sam Henry Lund. He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on April 26th, 2014. Born the only child of Henry and Minnie Lund in Seattle Washington on June 2nd, 1929, he excelled in school and worked in the summers for a fire crew in the Cascade Mountains. After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he served with honor in the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home, he earned a Master's degree from M.I.T. in Aeronautics and Astronautics. His professional career as a research engineer began in 1957 at the Naval Air and Missile Test Center at Point Mugu in California. Fred studied Statistics at UCLA while serving in the Army Reserve and acting as the Assistant Director of the Ventura Area Boy Scout Council. Work included important defense projects related to aircraft and missiles, including on the Phoenix Missile System. At the Stanford Research Institute Fred served as a consultant to the Chief of Naval Operations. He joined Martin Marietta and worked as a member of a high level interdisciplinary strategic defense team. He retired only in July, 2012, with 20 years of service to the Naval Aviation Depot Fleet Support Team in Jacksonville, Florida. Fred loved exploring the world while hiking, driving, and traveling with his wife and family; or, spending time reading about history and aeronautics. A quiet man, he was devoted to his family and to his country. He had a joyful spirit and an endless thirst for knowledge. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. A member of IEEE and the Association of Old Crows, he was also an Alumnus of the University of Washington, Seattle and of MIT in Cambridge, MA. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Mental Health Research; and, to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Published in the Florida Times-Union on May 18, 2014
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