Fred Caswell Bolton
Fred C. Bolton died on Jan. 4, 2014 at the Goodwill Retirement Home in Grantsville, MD, at age 85. He was born in Charlotte, NC, the third child of Tommie Jones and John H. Bolton. In 1942 he moved to Washington, D.C., graduating from McKinley Tech High School and Wilson Teacher’s College. In 1952 he married Marie Gerardi and shortly thereafter enlisted in the U.S. Army, attending Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, VA. The Army sent him to West Germany, where he taught for the Corps of Engineers in Murnau, was later a graduate student in history at Heidelberg University, entered the U.S. Civil Service, and taught for the University of Maryland, working also in Spain and France. In 1967 he returned to Washington, D.C. and worked for the U.S. Labor Department until retiring in 1979 to Grantsville, MD, where he taught history at the local community colleges. His tireless involvement in volunteer work included organizing the 1989 Canoe and Kayak Whitewater World Championships, the Music at Penn Alps program, as well as other activities dedicated to inspiring an appreciation for classical music in the region. He is survived by his sister, Jane Schulz of Kingsport, TN, his wife and five children, twelve grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be scheduled upon his interment at Arlington National Ceremony. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Music at Penn Alps Scholarship Fund, benefitting local students interested in classical music. Send to: Music at Penn Alps, PO Box 668, Grantsville, MD 21536
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