FREDRIC PRESSER: Of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away after a long illness at St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon, PA on April 27. His sister and his niece were with him. Fred was born on August 4, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan to Clara and Alex Presser, both deseased. He was a graduate of Peabody High School and then served his country in the Marine Corps. He went on to become an expert printer and spent his career in the printing profession in the city of Pittsburgh until retirement. Fred spent many years coaching swimming for Special Olympics as well as volunteering two years of his time coaching the girls’ tennis team at Mt. Lebanon High School. As an avid tennis player, Fred was extremely accomplished enjoying many hours playing with his many dear friends. He also loved watching sports of any kind. Traveling extensively with his friends was a major highlight in his life but more than anything he loved playing with and being with his nieces and their children-his great nephews and nieces. Family beach vacations were so much fun with “Uncle Freddy” as well as just getting together. Fred is survived by his sibling, Linda Palumbo and her husband Stanley Palumbo, her three daughters, his nieces, Marla Haims (sil Raviv Cohen), Emily Ludwig (sil Eric), Joanna Alleman (sil Coleman) and their children, his grand nieces and nephews Caitlin Ludwig, Ian Ludwig, Eitan Cohen, Noga Cohen, Nora Alleman, Evelyn Ludwig, Libby Cohen and Charlie Alleman in order of ages 15 years old to 3 years old. Surrounded by family and dear friends, Fredric’s Services and Funeral were held on April 30 at Cneseth Israel Cemetery. The Shiva meal was held at Square Cafe in East Liberty, Pittsburgh. The family suggests that contributions be made to Special Olympics to honor Fred’s life. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com
Fred was readily "around" in my days of hospital recovery 4 years ago. He drove me to and from our neighborhood card games until my capacity to drive was restored. He was a true role model as a retired U.S.Marine, speaking often and proudly of his extended family, of his days in the service, of his recent battles to retain his health, and of his gratitude to Claude and Jeff for their many efforts to render personal assistance in his final days. Semper Fi, Fred.