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Fred Dorn

September 02, 1935 - December 25, 2019

Fred Dorn, a resident of East Palo Alto for 35 years, died on Christmas Day, 2019, of heart failure. Fred was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in Houston, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas with a BA In Anthropology, Fred joined the Peace Corps in 1965 where he met his wife, Midge. He taught English and learned to read and write Thai in a small town in northern Thailand. When he returned to the United States, he became a technical writer for many years for several Bay Area technology companies. He retired in 2001.

Fred also enjoyed being in productions at Menlo Players Guild including Bus Stop, Once Upon a Mattress and Annie Get Your Gun. He particularly loved performing in musicals and sang the songs often at home. He had many interests including photography, music, ham radios and electronics including building computers and traveling to Mexico to study Spanish. He also loved his family and they enjoyed spending time together, sharing lots of laughter.

In 2017 Fred and Midge moved to Davis, California.. In the last year, he had several falls eventually leading to his death. He is survived by his wife of 51 years and his daughters, Lisa and Erin.

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