April 16, 1928 - August 5, 2018
Frederick L. Pfeiffer, better known as "Red", sadly passed away on Sunday, August 5th, 2018, at the age of 90. He had been a resident of Danville for 61 years.
He was a man who filled every occasion with his larger than life personality. He would gladly stop and talk to everyone he encountered on his many adventures.
Red was actively associated with bowling for over 45 years. While attending Fremont High School in Oakland, he set pins and bowled at the old Fruitvale Bowl in Oakland. He also bowled at both 300 Bowl and Pacific Bowl.
After serving in the U.S. Armed Services during WWII, Red worked in the grocery business with Lee Brothers and Mayfair Market. After Mayfair closed, Red went to work at Monument Bowl as the General Manager. From there, he went to KWUN Radio as a DJ of The Make Believe Ballroom. He also worked at KCFT-TV as a sports announcer. Red's media functions included broadcasts of bowling tournaments, a local TV bowling show with guest and friend Earl Anthony and radio announcer for the Miller's Doubles Tournament
In 1967, Red started the Bowling World newspaper which he retired from in 1991. The paper has been published now for 51 years and is known throughout the country. In addition, he assisted with the publication of the YABA Nor-Cal Junior Bowling newspaper, the ARC newspaper, and the California Golden Nugget.
Red was a member of the Diablo Valley Bowling Association's Hall of Fame along with the Diablo Women's Association and the Alameda County Men's Bowling Association. His dedication to the sport of bowling is unsurpassed.
Red also emceed for Diablo Association functions for over 25 years and always felt comfortable with a microphone in hand. He also served in the same capacity for many Alameda County functions. He is the founder of the Rosy Duval Memorial Tournament that is held annually at Albany Bowl.
At the young age of 70, Red chose to stay active so he started working at Andronico's Market in Danville. He stayed there for several years until he finally retired in 2007.
Red is survived by Ruthella, his wife of 67 years. He has 3 children, Chris (Terese) Pfeiffer of Danville, Susan Pfeiffer of Danville and Lisa (Jim) Sauer of Oak Hills, Ca., 3 grandchildren, Jeremy (Ashley) Sauer of Chino, Ca., Jennifer Sauer and Jimmy Sauer of Oak Hills, Ca. and one great granddaughter, Scarlett Sauer of Chino, Ca. He is also survived by two sisters, Lois Pfeiffer of Oakland, Ca. and Carolyn Neuhaus of Linden, Ca. along with 2 nieces, Debra (Bob) Ross of Linden, Ca., Kimberly Skillern of Stockton, Ca., and one nephew, Marty Swift of Linden, Ca.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Red would appreciate a donation in his name to your local animal shelter. View the online memorial for Frederick Pfeiffer