Frederick Richards ’60

Frederick Richards ’60, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died at Arbor Acres on Dec. 1. He was born Aug. 28, 1938, to Gustave Patrick and Lizetta Wagener Richards in Charleston, S.C. Fred graduated from Charleston High School, Davidson College, and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology and oncology at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force, practicing general medicine for two years. He was an associate professor with the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, where he taught and practiced as a clinical hematologist and oncologist for 28 years. He was a respected physician, lecturer, and author of more than 300 peer-reviewed clinical papers, textbook chapters, and journal articles. He was also a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Hematology and Oncology, and The American Board of Internal Medicine. Fred’s hobbies included learning and teaching, travel, gardening, golf, and playing with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Anne W. Richards, 2555 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104-4105; three children, Frederick Richards III (Suzanne), Laura R. Craig (Ralph), and Dr. Charles P. Richards (Juliana); five grandchildren; and two sisters, Lizetta Richards Halter and Margaret Richards Breeden. Fred was preceded in death by a third sister, Rosa Patrick Richards Beckman, in 1991.