Fred  Jordan
  • In lieu of flowers donations may be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716 or Dover Sherborn Boosters, P.O. Box 1268, Sherborn, MA 01770.

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“I became a friend of Fred's when we worked together at GE in Vermont. I just learned of his passing and am in shock. He was the best of us. I...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Rick Bennett - Friend

“I was cleaning out my desk today when I found Fred's phone number. I worked with Fred for 2 years from 1983-1985 at General Electric in Lynn, MA...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Alan Schwartz - New York, NY

“Fred's Dad was my homeroom and Chemistry Teacher. I always admired Fred as an all around well adapted person. After reading all the comments, it...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Jamie Sarkisian - Weston, MA

“Leave a condolence or a memory.I was so sad to learn about the passing of Fred.My deepest heartfelt condolences to Jen & kids. ”
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Julie house - Franklin, MA

“Just recently I learned of Fred's passing,I remember him from the play Dracula Baby and seeing him in passing in the hallway and sharing the locker...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Steve Castelline - Collinsville, AL

“Fred was a senior at Amherst College when I was a mere freshman, but I remember him vividly when I joined the Amherst Glee Club. He had a deep...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Ron Minionis - Annandale, VA

“I haven't seen Fred Jordan in at least 16 years. He was one of my bosses at the Forum Corporation. I just recently learned of his death - I was so...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Ali Cornfeldt - Fairfield, CT

“I am not certain why today I decided to go back and read the memories that so many wrote about fred. Ironically it is 6 months to the day of Fred...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Nat Reeder - Friend

“Dearest John, I learned today of your brother's death. I am so very very sorry. Lots of love to you and all your family, love Jon and Kris (Sauser)...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Kris Thomas - VT

“Mr. Jordan was my fourth grade teacher, he was the best by far, I still miss him. ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Hey, Fred: Thank You for the Music"Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singingThanks for all the joy they're bringingWho can live without it, I...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Heather Jacobsen - Berkeley, CA

“Headline: Jesus gets #1 draft pick for the game of life..Fred Jordan, a versatile hard throwing lefty from Sherborn, MA recently joined the team....Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: bill scatchard - Sherborn, MA

“Fred's humor, kindness and intelligence will remain in my memory always. His spirit is indelible. ”
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Danny Miller - NY, NY

“May you find peace in looking down on all the ones who loved you and know you will forever been in our hearts. Love Syd ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Syd

“My deepest sympathies. I coached with Fred in Sherborn for many years. He was a tremendous role model for all of us. He was spirited, passionate,...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Karl Holzthum

16 of 100+ | Posted by: Max Holzthum - Weston, MA

“Fred's joy for life was contagious. He was gifted with a powerful intellect, multiple talents and an unusual self-confidence, such that achievement...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Tanya - Eastern, NC

“I had the privilege of attending Weston High with Fred, and regret to have lost touch with him since. As I read about his wonderful, rich and...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Chris Cleary - Lagrangeville, NY

“A delightful picture adorns my front hallway, of my daughter Blake, hitting a ball tossed by Fred in the backyard of the Jordan's home on Nantucket....Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: britta - needham, MA - friend

“I was so sad when I just found out... Jordan family please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.... ”
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Wendy Bruno- from CDC - Dover, MA

“Our memories of Fred extend back many decades to his youth and are as BIG as he was..vividmagneticdynamic full of life. He knew how to light up a...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Beth and Russ Harrington - MA

“So saddened by the news of Fred's passing. We can never Judge one person.. because no one really knows the pain and sorrow one can feel for what ever...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Ian Casucci - Millis/Uxbridge, MA

“I have been struggling with finding the words to express the shock and the pain that all of us who have known Fred and his family must be feeling now...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Nan Hermanns - Wayland, MA

“I met Fred about 14 years ago when he started to come to spin classes at BSC. I was a teeny bit annoyed by the fact that he tended to sit in front of...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Karen Buckley - wellesley

“Fred's enthusiasm got me through a year full of 6am Tuesday classes. He would play awesome tunes and work us hard. He would reframe our thoughts from...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Alice Murphy - Wellesley, MA

“When the "Gang of Eight" rented a cottage this past summer, Fred made sure the guys would have a memorable Nantucket vacation. Fred could not stop...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Glenn Kantorski - Sherborn, MA

“The hurricane that hitting New England today pales in its impact to the massive power of FJ's spirit and the storm in the hearts of all members of...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Patrick Rafter - Wellesley, MA

“Thinking of the whole Jordan family and sending our love. With deepest sympathy, The Lazarus family. ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Sarah Lazarus

“With much love, this one is for you, dear Fred... ”
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Karen Schwartz - Los Angeles, CA

“I first met Fred in 1983 when he worked in Marblehead as a waiter, and I went to visit him with my late ex-husband, Eric Keroack. Fred showed us all...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Henriette Perkins (formerly Keroack) - MA

“The Jordans were such a large part of my life for so long. They were my next door neighbors from 1992 onward, and I quickly became their regular...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Brianne Ogilvie - Woodbridge, VA

“From babyhood on to toddler, teenager, college grad, husband, father, Fred was a special special gift to his father and me. At 2 1/2 years of age he...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Diane Elizabeth Jordan - Duxbury, MA

“We held a moment of silence for Fred before our Medfield Old Boys match vs Canton this morning. Both over-50 teams hand in hand at the center circle...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Eric Dragsbaek - Sherborn, MA

“What tragic and devastating news. My condolences to you all. With sadness, Terry ”
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Terry Pitts - Breckenridge, CO

“More memories from the 1970's Weston crowd: Fred's leather jacket and shades when Town Criers sang "Blue Moon," Fred's oboe part in the Vivaldi...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Ava E. Grover - Minneapolis, MN

“Fred and I were buddies at Hillside - I was new to the school in 3rd grade and we became buddies right away. We were close until he went to Weston...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: John Francis - South Salem, NY

“Jennifer and kids: Liam and I send our most sincere condolences to you Jennifer and all the family. I am truly shocked. I will keep you in my prayers...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: debra mclaughlin - virginia beach, VA

“Hi Jen. I am so very sad to hear your news. I have long lost touch with you guys - but you were both such a special part of my Tuck memories. My...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Jayne Hrdlicka - Sydney

“Jake, Sam, and Ali, Singing with your dad in The Works for the last two years has been a gift. Not only did he inspire me to be a better musician,...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Jill Blaszkowsky - Needham, MA

“My first real exposure to Fred came only this past summer. We received a wonderful invitation to enjoy a week in Nova Scotia with several other...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Pete Doyle - Sherborn, MA

“Dear Jordan Family, I knew your husband and dad during his Lesley internship at Hillside Elem. School in Needham. I taught first grade and we never...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: margie margolis - needham, MA

“Jake, Sam and Ali - I first knew your Dad at Amherst, and even back then he always filled the room with his trademark warmth, wit and kindness....Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Mimi Deck Rutledge - Concord, MA

“I graduated with Fred and though I didn't follow his life I have read about it through the lovely tributes. Prayers for Fred and all his loving...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Loren (Alpert) Evans - Needham,, MA

“Dear Jenn, Jake, Sam and Ali, We would like to extend our sincere condolescences to you and your family. I share the sentiments of so many of...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy and bruce Evans - Sherborn, MA

“So sad to hear about of my clasmates whom i truly respected...:) ”
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Wechsler - Aspen, CO

“Until we meet again,my spinning friend. Your joyful spirit will be greatly missed here on Nantucket, tho now you are "riding" on the wings of the...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Andrea Smith - nantucket, MA

“Fred was always there and willing to help when we needed soccer coaches. A great mentor and positive role model for all....he will be missed. ...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Anne Cullen - Dover, MA - friend

“My condolences to all the family on their loss. Memories of Fred in high school came rushing back over the past few days; forgive me indulging in a...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul Miller

“I am so sad that Paul and I are too far away to be there this morning with all of you. Fred was the dashing leading man at the center of our high...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Sue Katz Miller - Taoma Park, MD

“Hi All,I first met Fred when he came proposing to sing for the benefit of the Sherborn Community Center. I was on the Board of Directors and met with...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Gene Ham - Sherborn, MA - firend

“As I'm rushing around to get ready to attend the Memorial Service in Fred's honor this morning, I am flooded with many wonderful memories of our...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Holly Welch Sullivan - MA

“Dear Jen, Jake, Sam, and Ali, Words cannot express the sadness of learning of Fred's passing. We have so many fond memories of spending time with...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Diane and Mark Ramee - Vienna, VA

“Extending deepest sympathies to the Jordan family and all who knew and loved Fred. Our families became friendly through the Carter Church in Needham...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Kristin Hoffman - Hollis, NH

“Swing low, sweet chariotComing for to carry me homeSwing low, sweet chariotComing for to carry me homeI looked over Jordan and what did I seeComing...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Olivier Fainsilber Paris, France

“My sincere condolences to the entire family. I first met Fred when he was the President of Dover-Sherborn Babe Ruth baseball and I was the new umpire...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Jay Gledhill - Hopkinton, MA

“I was a childhood friend of Fred's at Hillside school. One of my earliest memories was of Fred singing in kindergarten - where the music teacher...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Alyson Waldman Kotkowski - MA

“There are no words... the reverberations are far and wide. ”
57 of 100+ | Posted by: marit bezahler - oak bluffs, MA

“We became friends and kids at Tanglewood-- Fred made me feel warmed and welcome the girl form Oklahoma. He gently kidded me about my accent--dubbing...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Martina Tramontozzi - Melrose, MA

“Fred and I shared so many common bonds in school Orchestra, Baseball, Chorus, Theater, and most importantly, the Town Criers. As one of its...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: David Charpie - Weston, MA

“On a fishing trip years ago, I remember Fred excited about buying a tee shirt to bring home that he was seeing for the first time. It had the now...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Hallagan - Roxbury, CT

“Fred - It is an honor and priviledge to have been your friend. Inspiring was your level of energy, zest for life, your passionate attempt to always...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Christopher Robbins - Sherborn, MA

“There are stars whose radiance is visible on earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy Tananbaum

“So sorry for your loss. Mental illness clouds the mind and judgement people just want their mind to be quiet. I'm very sorry this has touched your...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Zandra Williams

“As a Charter Boat Captain Working for Captain Tom's Charters Fred was a regular client. Tom would call the night before to let you know your schedule...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Nat Reeder - Friend

“Fred's Soccer Teammate Memories - Continued from below:When I think of my memories with the our soccer group, and then recognize that one is now gone...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 6A - Winchester, MA

“When I think of my memories with the our soccer group, and then recognize that one is now gone, the combination of appreciation of being part of such...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 6A - Winchester, MA

“From Fred's Amherst classmates: (Conr. from Part 1A)Fred Jordan intimidated the heck out of me. When I arrived at Amherst as a naive 18 year-old...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 2A - Winchester, MA

“Sending my deepest and sincere sympathies to the Jordan family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim Halliday Slachta - MA

“My name is Tom Cronin, and I was an Amherst classmate and soccer teammate of Fred's. Members of our class at Amherst (1982) and our soccer group from...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 1A - Winchester, MA

“A remembrance of Fred from an Amherst Classmate:From classmates:Fred Jordan intimidated the hell out of me. When I arrived at Amherst as a naive 18...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 2A - Winchester, MA

“Memories of Fred's Amherst Soccer Teammates (Cont.) When I think of my memories with the our soccer group, and then recognize that one is now gone,...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 6 - Winchester, MA

“Memories from Fred's Amherst Soccer Teammates - cont.: (this memory is continued below in Part 5 - again apologies on how this is winding up ordered...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 4 - Winchester, MA

“Memories of Fred's Amherst Soccer Teammates (Cont.) - My apologies for making a mess of the site in the interest of sharing each of these)This is one...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 7 - Winchester, MA

“(Memories of Fred's Amherst Soccer Teammates - consolidated, cont.)When I think of my memories with the our soccer group, and then recognize that one...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 6 - Winchester, MA

“(Continued from the memory above - Amherst Soccer Teammates)Coach Gooding nicknamed Fred Blockhead because of his large granite-like chin and if Fred...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 5 - Winchester, MA

“From Fred's Amherst Soccer Teammates: Fred played 4 years of soccer at Amherst, the first year with Dave Hixon and the JV or Youngsters as we called...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 4 - Winchester, MA

“A continuation of thoughts from Fred's Amherst Classmates:Thanks for sharing your stories and especially Fred's remarks for our 25th. His family is...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 3 - Winchester, MA

“A continuation of the posting above of thoughts from Fred's College Classmates:(Referring to the previous posting) You really captured his spirit. ...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 2 - Winchester, MA

“My name is Tom Cronin, and I was an Amherst classmate and soccer teammate of Fred's. Members of our Amherst class (1982) and our soccer group from...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Cronin - Part 1 - Winchester, MA

“Jennifer, I was so very sorry to read the news about Fred this morning. He was one of the most joyful people I have ever met. I clicked on the link...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Sweeney Carmody - MN

“Dearest Fred: I have to write this in the present tense because my mind can't accept that you're o longer alive. I always enjoyed hearing from you...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: susan rosinoff - edgartown, MA

“I choose to remember Fred for his zest for living and his gift for giving. He was our happiness keeper, always checking in, always helping out, and...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: David Osborn - Wayland, MA

“I just heard about Fred's passing from a friend who lives in upstate New York, who I hadn't heard from in a long time - leave it to Fred to connect a...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim McKenna - Longmeadow, MA

“A letter to Fred... Dear Fred, As you know, your brother John and I have been long time, close friends. Best friends. You and I have only had a few...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Keith Upham - Natick, MA - Friend

“Many years ago my daughter walked the halls of Forum selling Girl Scout cookies. Her encounter with Fred had a lasting impact. When she approached...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Christie Jacobs - MA

“To the boy with the voice and goodness that could melt a million hearts, who later grew up to be such an amazing and talented man, son, father and...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Elise Jakabhazy - Weston, MA

“My deepest sympathy to Fred's family. Fred brightened my day at 6am spin classes often. He always made we laugh, smile and reflect. Fred often spoke...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Ann Calello Groccia - Wellesley, MA

“T0 the family: Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
88 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Jennifer, Jake, Sam, and Ali, Please accept our deepest sympothy. We are shocked and saddened to here this news. We will keep you all in our...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: The Badeau Family - Sherborn, MA

“Confession: I am a firm believer that, "In Life, everything happens in perfect divine order." However, with this particular news, I am truly...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Karen Lynne (Schwartz) - CA

“To Jen, Jake, Sam and Ali - Our heartfelt condolences to you. We were stunned to hear of Fred's passing. Our hearts go out to you all. Heidi, Jack,...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Heidi Gilmore - Sherborn, MA

“I was so sorry to hear of Fred Jordan's passing. He was a joy to work with and a caring and talented colleague. I especially enjoyed hearing his...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Anne O'Brien - San Francisco, CA

“Ali and family, Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. We pray for peace and courage for you and hope the cherished memories bring you...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: The Cogliano Family

“Heaven has a new angel. ”
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Maureen - Wellesley, MA

“Fred truly made our world a better place in light of his deep intelligence, heart, courage, honor and truth. We are all better off for having known...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Beverly Majteles Floersheimer - CT

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96 of 100+ | Posted by: Bev Jaques - Wenham, MA

“I am a close friend of Fred's, and we sang together in The Works for 16 years. Through all The Works' performances and rehearsals, Fred was such a...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Bev Jaques - Wenham, MA

“I miss seeing you Fred. You always had something witty and relevant to say when we would rush past each other in the hallway at school. Our...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Cathy Stranberg - Weston, MA

Audio Memory: Click play to listen

99 of 100+ | Posted by: Beverly Jaques - Wenham, MA

“Fred Jordan was my teacher, in fourth grade. When I herd about his passing, I just couldn't think straight. It took me so long to process the...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Cole Zetterquist - Weston, MA

Frederick Hoyt Jordan of Sherborn, MA died suddenly at his home on October 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife Jennifer, sons Jake Frederick and Samuel Joseph and daughter Ali Elizabeth. He is also survived by his parents, Joseph and Diane Jordan of Duxbury, MA, his brother, John M Jordan of Charlotte, VT and his sister Deborah Casey of Newburyport, MA and several nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Born in Stoughton, MA, Fred lived in Needham, MA, attending school at Hillside Elementary and then graduated from Weston High School, MA. He graduated from Amherst College in 1982 where he excelled as a varsity soccer goalie, sang with the Amherst College Glee Club as well as the Zumbyes a capella group. He was awarded an MBA from the Tuck School of Business Administration (Dartmouth College) in 1988. He married Jennifer Jacobsen in August of 1988. The family has lived in Sherborn for the past 19 years.
A talented musician, Fred played the clarinet, oboe, guitar and piano and sang with a local a capella group, "The Works", for many years. He had a tremendous love of all sports and was well known in Sherborn for the many teams he coached in soccer and baseball. He was deeply devoted to his three children and spent many hours with them in a number of assorted athletic activities. He was active in the Sherborn community, volunteering and serving on several boards.
Fred worked for the Forum Corporation up until 1998 when he took up the full time job of fathering his children. After returning to college to get his Masters Degree in Education, for the past two years Fred worked as a fourth grade teacher in the Field School in Weston, MA. He was well loved by his students and admired by his fellow teachers.
A memorial service will be held at Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Highland Ave Needham on Saturday, October 27th at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716 or Dover Sherborn Boosters, P.O. Box 1268, Sherborn, MA 01770.