Born in Oakland, Calif., to the late Catherine and Bud Lockwood, Fred was the second of nine children and spent his childhood in Fairfield, Calif.
Fred attended Salesian High School and later became a brother with the Salesian order. Fred’s love for teaching began at Don Bosco Tech High School, where he taught non-destructive testing and coached basketball. After leaving the Salesian order and marrying Janice, Fred taught nondestructive testing at Contra Costa College for 32 years, where he became a mentor and friend to many students. Fred was a member of ASNT for many years and even after retirement, he continued to work in the field as a consultant.
He enjoyed fishing, basketball, road trips and time with his family. In his lifetime, Fred touched many people’s lives and he will be greatly missed by all who loved and cherished him.
He was the beloved husband of Janice Lockwood; father of Lisa Lockwood and Kirstin Lockwood; grandfather of Michelle Leite Hall, Cortney Wilcox and Brett Wilcox; great-grandfather of Valentino Leite-Hall, Tyrus Hall and Elias Hall.
Family and friends may visit after 5 p.m. on Thursday June 12, 2014, followed by the rosary at 7 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda. Funeral Services will be held at noon, Friday June 13, 2014, at Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church, 1335 High Street, Alameda, followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland and a reception at Zion Lutheran Church.
Donations in Fred’s memory may be made to Salesian High School.
Arrangements under the care of Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services 510-865-3755, www.greermortuary.com.