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Fred Taussig
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1944 - 2019
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Obituary for Fred T. Taussig

Fred T.  Taussig
Taussig, Fred T., 74, of St. Louis, died June 3rd of complications from Parkinson's Disease. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Chinkie, of Ladue; son Fred (Jennifer Jezek) Taussig of Clayton; daughter Susanne Taussig of Ladue; grandchildren Freddy "5" and Claire Taussig of Clayton; sisters Anne Taussig (Marc Bush) and Susan Taussig of Central West End; cousin Fred (Odile) Tompkins of Central West End; cousin Mimi (Neil) Houghton of Pennsylvania; brother-in-law Chris (Pejay) King of Fenton; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Fred attended St. Louis Country Day School where he excelled at sports and languages. He earned a bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University in Virginia. During his tenure at W&L, he sang in the concert choir which afforded him the opportunity to meet his future wife, Lela Eunice "Chinkie" King of Longwood State Teacher's College. He pursued a master's degree in arts and teaching from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Later in his career, he earned an Executive MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

After being graduated from UNC, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Joseph K. Taussig, DE1030, stationed out of Newport, RI, for 2 1/2 years. After that he served as a Reserves officer for 5 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Fred will be buried with full military honors on Saturday afternoon.

He was a teacher first; lover of words and languages; a punster extraordinaire. He worked for a period of time for the family business, Arundale Products, both in Fenton and in Paris, France. He was truly a "Fred of All Trades." His greatest accomplishments include: sinking a hole in one; cracking a 30-year old military code; having menu items ("Fred Bread") named after him; and loving his family every day of his life. He loved red wine, stinky blue cheese and a medium-rare tenderloin.

In his later years, he earned the nickname "Super Fan" because of his passionate attendance at his grandson Freddy's baseball, soccer and basketball games and practices. He also was known as Fred "3."

Visitation is Friday, June 7, 4- 7 p.m. at Bopp Chapel; funeral is Saturday, June 8, 3 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood with interment immediately following at Oak Hill Mausoleum in Kirkwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Louis Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association.
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