HOSCHTON - Manfred "Fred" Heinz Ueberschaer, 78, formerly of Dunwoody, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012.
He was born in Breslau, Germany in 1933. At age 19, he immigrated to the United States and was drafted into the United States Army. Fred graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for AT&T's Bell Labs in Murray Hill, N.J., where he met his future wife, Janet Marie Gargiulo. He completed a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at New York University. Fred and Janet moved to Boston, Mass. where he worked for Mitre Corporation. In 1965 the family moved to Madison, Conn., where Fred first pursued a Ph.D. degree at Yale University, then took an engineering job at General Dynamics in Groton, Conn. Fred changed careers to become a stock-market day trader and the family moved to Dunwoody in 1979. In 1988 Fred became a Professor of Electronics at DeVry University in Decatur. Fred retired in 2006 and shortly thereafter, he and Janet moved to Hoschton. Fred was an avid competitive tennis player and also enjoyed skiing, bicycling, swimming, gardening, playing duplicate bridge and chess, and listening to classical music. His good nature and friendship will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Ueberschaer; and brother, Werner Ueberschaer.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Janet Ueberschaer; son, Ron Ueberschaer; daughters, Karen Schnur, Audrey Callahan; grandchildren, David Carley, Stephanie Schnur, Sarah Schnur, Grace Callahan, Megan Callahan; and sister, Renate Benjamins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at Patterson's Arlington Chapel with Deacon Ray Egan officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
Flowers will be appreciated or contributions may be made to Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, P.O. Box 547, Tenafly, NJ 07670.
Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, Sandy Springs, is in charge of arrangements.