Frederick Pfeiffer
1928 - 2018
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Frederick Pfeiffer
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.

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Published in East Bay Times on Aug. 10, 2018.
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September 2, 2018
Red Pfeiffer was an amazing man! You hear stories of great peoplein our lifetime, but you don't expect to meet one. Red came into my life as Bowling World Newspaper. As the years passed he had become a mentor, friend and a light.

Many hours we spent working on the paper. Even though he retired he was always a part of the industry. A silent but powerful voice. Red, Ted Hoffman and John Tierney made an impact in the Bowling World no doubt.

I could tell you many stories, the old fashion way of waxing copy to build a newspaper. How I would wait for Earl Anthony to pop his head in looking for his friend Red. He loved attending and emeening bowling events. Full of life best described Red Pfeiffer.

Time goes by too fast, I know he is at peace, but for sure he is in my heart! Thank you for a n amazing newspaper that I am proud to be the editor of!
Donna Hazel
August 11, 2018
This is indeed a very sad day for virtually every person touched by Red over the past 50 or so years.

He was a gentleman and a true Icon in the Bowling Industry in Northern California.

Thanks Red for every Bowling World Newspaper brought into Cloverleaf Family Bowl.

You will be missed.

Don and Charlene Hillman
Don & Charlene Hillman
August 10, 2018

Red was a great help when I worked with the Seals hockey club in the 1970's.

Len Shapiro
August 10, 2018
Red, was one of the Nicest Guys..Sorry Chris and Family for your Loss, RIP Sir
Cindy Ramsell
August 8, 2018
I am very sorry for your loss. May you all have much peace and comfort from the God of all comfort during this difficult time. Psalms 145:14. Deepest Sympathy
August 7, 2018
My condolences to the entire family.
Mary Sauer
August 7, 2018
Our condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. Isa 61:1
August 7, 2018
So sorry for your loss you have my deepest sympathy and my prays go out to you and may you endure as each day passes by. 1corinthian 1:3,4
Genia Peterson
August 7, 2018
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.Rev2-: 3,4
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