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Frederic ‘Fred’ L. Oren

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Frederic Oren

Aug. 22, 1934 — March 1, 2014

Frederic “Fred” L. Oren died Saturday following a long illness.

Born and raised in Indiana, he attended the Indiana State University, Terre Haute. During his time in school, he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega and Sigma Alpha Gamma fraternities. Fred loved teaching. He got his start at Suisun Valley School District, teaching the seventh and eighth grades, eventually becoming a superintendent and principal. In 1964, Fred transferred to Bransford Elementary, then in 1968 when the local schools unified, he moved to Charles L. Sullivan Intermediate as head of the math department until his retirement in 1993. He also taught art in summer school for many years.

Fred served on the board of directors for 42 years at CMT Credit Union, now known as Solano Federal Credit Union. He also served on the 2003-04 Grand Jury, spent six years on the board for Habitat for Humanity, six years on the board of Valcor and served on various boards and positions at Community United Methodist Church, where he was a member for 56 years.

Fred received special recognition as teacher of the year at Sullivan Middle School, Daily Republic outstanding teacher award, who’s who of America’s best Classroom Teachers, 1st Edition.

While in the Army, he was the West Coast table tennis champion. Fred loved trains and he and Jane took several train tours throughout the United States.

Fred is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jane; sons and daughters-in-law, William C. (Joyce) Oren and Frederic (Colleen) Oren; brother, Jason A. Oren of Indiana; grandchildren, Amanda (David) Garrison of Suisun, Kyle and Kaitlyn, both of Fairfield, and Kerry Alarcon (Rodin) of Georgia; also survived by one great-granddaughter, Reagan Garrison and one on the way. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St. Fairfield, Calif., 94533 and a funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, followed by a committal service at Fairmont Memorial Park ,1901 Union Ave., Fairfield, Calif., 94533.

Arrangements under the care of Bryan-Braker, www.bryanbraker.com.

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  • Monica BrownMarch 05, 2014 - 7:23 am

    I will always remember Fred as the spokesperson for CMT(First Solano). When I started teaching in the district Fred sought me out to join the credit union. As a believer in credit unions, I thanked Fred for the information. Fred had a big heart and loved to talk to everyone. He was a very bright man whose homespun speak gave you a different impression.(on purpose I am sure)My thoughts and prayers to the family. He will be missed.

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  • Dan MonezMarch 05, 2014 - 9:50 am

    I was one of Mr. Oren's 7th and 8th grade students at Suisun Valley Elementary School in 1962/1964. He was in his late 20's when he became Principal of the school. He was a very positive male role model for me then. He was funny, smart, and caring. We knew he cared about us, but we also knew that his first priority was always his boys and his wife. Those were lessons I tried to apply throughout my life. In my humble opinion, a great man has passed. RIP Fred.

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  • L.March 05, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    He was a very kind and generous teacher. I still use his NERO math trick twenty-odd years after I had him. He had a sense of proportion and common-sense that were good examples for students and colleagues alike. My family who was quite fond of him will miss him greatly, as will everyone else.

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  • bill CrabtreeMarch 06, 2014 - 9:46 am

    I'm very sad to read of the passing of Mr. Oren. When our family moved to Suisun Valley in 1958 Mr. Oren became my 7th and 8th grade teacher. He was a very good man and teacher. Seeing his name this morning brings back a flood of warm memories. My thoughts and prayers to the family, RIP Fred Bill Crabtree for the Crabtree Family

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  • Steve BrownMarch 06, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    I have many fond memories of "Mr Oren" my math teacher at Charles Sullivan in the late 60's. One that stands out is the field trip he took a few of us on to view a "modern" computer, which took up the majority of space in a large room. His great love for both math and his students was highly instrumental in my pursuit of a B.A. in math and later teaching high school mathematics. Thanks Fred for being such a wonderful role model! Steve Brown

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  • Cathy and Art DacanayAugust 31, 2014 - 9:52 am

    Somehow I missed this, but wanted to tell you that he made high school bearable. He was always straight forward and no nonsense. I was lucky to have known him.

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