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.