Fred A. Ziter, Jr., M.D., 57, a long time faculty member at the University of Utah, died May 8, 1991 of chronic Lymphocytic Lukemia.
Fred was born in Bearre, Vermont, May 13, 1933. He attended St. Michaels College in Winooski, Vermont and graduated from the University of Vermont School of Medicine in 1960. After further study, he specialized in Pediatric Neurology. He also spent two years as a captain in the Air Force. In 1965, he joined the faculty at the University of Utah College of Medicine. During his 26 year tenure, he achieved numerous national awards in academic pediatric neurology as well as publishing over 50 scientific papers. Dr. Ziter served as an examiner and Ad Hoc Director for the American Board for Neurology and Psychiatry. With his friend and associate, Ken Allsop, Fred operated the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at the University of Utah Hospital.He was a very dedicated doctor who devoted his life to the well being of his patients, and inspired his students to maximize there potential. In doing so, he was named "Teacher of the Year" for 1990 in the College of Medicine.
He was the loving husband of Joan C. Ziter; and a devoted father to his seven children, James, Edward, Nicholas, and Mary, all Salt Lake City; John, and Julie, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Fredi Ann, Los Angeles, Calif.
A short memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, at 11 a.m. May 10, 1991, at St. Jude Maronite Church, 4900 South, Wasatch Street, Murray. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the St. Jude Building Fund, 4893 South Wasatch, Murray, Ut. 84107. Funeral directors Neil O'Donnell & Sons Mortuary.
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