Frederick Telewski

inage of Frederick Telewski

Frederick Telewski

Fred was born on August 5, 1945 in Jersey City, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Fort Lee. He received both bachelor and masters degrees in electrical engineering from Newark College of Engineering, now New Jersey Institute of Technology. He won second prize in the New York area Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers student contest for his paper on scattering parameters.

Fred’s career in the RF test and measurement field included positions at Airborne Instruments Laboratory, Tektronix, and Fluke, where he held several management positions. He generated six patents for innovative circuitry and filter techniques. The last five years of Fred’s career were spent as an independent consultant, which he said were some of the most enjoyable times of his working life.

Fred had several hobbies that he took seriously. He was an amateur radio operator with numerous awards both for making contacts around the world and scoring highly in radio contests. Fred and his wife Susan were also ballroom dancers for thirty years, during which time they competed from Oregon to British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. Photography was also a life long love, and Fred not only took large format photographs, but processed both the film and the prints. Using a friend’s amateur observatory, he also created a collection of deep sky objects.

Fred is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Susan. He is also survived by three younger siblings, James, Elaine, and Frank, and a niece, Merril. A decision was made not to have a memorial service due to the current virus situation. He was greatly loved and is terribly missed.

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