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Frederick E. McCandless ’56

Frederick E. McCandless ’56, April 26, 2013, in Mineral Ridge, Ohio. Fred joined the navy during World War II and had a long and decorated military career both in active and reserve duty, from which he retired four decades later. He earned a BA in political science at Reed and went on to study political science and international relations at Kent State University. Fred and Margaret M. Walsic had two sons. He later married D. Todd Murdock. In retirement, he was appointed to the Weathersfield Township Zoning Commission and to the board of education for the Weathersfield Local School District in Ohio. “The Reed independent education experience, in conjunction with my navy career, has been instrumental in my integration into the community and to relate to the problems of local education and government,” Fred wrote. “It’s a great way to volunteer.” Survivors include his wife, sons, a grandson, and two brothers.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2013

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