Born in Stamford, Fred was a well-known community leader. He graduated from Stamford High School in 1960, went on to earn a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont and received his law degree from Cornell Law School.
In 1967, Fred received officers' training at Fort Eustis in Virginia and then joined the administrative staff of the New Cumberland Army Depot in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From 1968-69 he served in Vietnam in the Da Nang Support Command as secretary to the general staff under General Gunn and was promoted to the rank of captain. He received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious achievement and the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces.
On returning home, Fred joined the Stamford office of Cummings & Lockwood and became a senior member of the litigation department and a managing partner. A fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American and Connecticut bar associations, he advocated for pro bona legal assistance programs. Fred also served as vice president and director of the United Way of Stamford, vice chairman of the Stamford Chapter of the American Red Cross and as a director of the Stamford Jewish Center and the United Jewish Federation of Stamford.
Fred died in 1994, and he is survived by his wife Madge and daughters Ali and Jill. It is with appreciation that the Committee selects Frederic Weisberg as one of its Honored Veterans.