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Frederick U. Sumpter

1947 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Frederick U. Sumpter Obituary
FREDERICK U. SUMPTER, JR, 68, of Hemet, Ca, passed away on February 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born on May 16, 1947 in New Castle, Indiana, only child of the late Frederick Sr. and Ethel Sumpter. He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Kaia Sumpter and Melissa (Scott) Harris, both of Colorado; step-children, Lisa (Dan) Soto, Christine Cherbone, Sean (Ashley) Cherbone, Courtney Ortiz, and Jeffrey Ortiz; granddaughter, Zylah, and step-grandchildren, Aaron and Josephine. Fred grew up in New Castle, Indiana. He went on to attend Ball State University and Indiana University, where he completed his BA in Elementary Education followed by a Masters Degree for Elementary Administrator. Fred was able to live his love of travel when he joined International School Services in 1972. Over the next 14 years he was Elementary Principal of international schools in Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, and Sumatra, Indonesia. Returning to the states in 1986, Fred continued in his career with Hemet Unified School District, first as a teacher at Winchester and later as Principal of Little Lake and Jacob Wiens Elementary. He retired from his career in education in 2007. Fred lived his life with exuberance. His dedication to family and work, his sense of humor, and love of adventure has left its mark on the family and friends who shared his life. He will be greatly missed. The family requests a gift to the at www.alz.org be made in Fred's honor in lieu of flowers.

Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 8 to Mar. 13, 2016
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