In Memoriam (Fred Gonzales)
Frederico “Fred” Gonzales, PhD, associate professor emeritus of cell and molecular biology, died February 8 in Evanston, Illinois. He was 85. A native of San Antonio, Texas, he was an Army bomber pilot and survived being shot down during World War II. He then returned to college and earned a PhD degree in biophysics from St. Louis University. Dr. Gonzales taught in Texas before joining the Northwestern medical school faculty in 1963 to teach histology.
Described as “kind and patient with students,” Dr. Gonzales also was an accomplished photographer with his own darkroom, a pianist and singer, and a potter with his own studio and kiln. He and his family took trips around the country in their 1956 Volkswagen microbus. Survivors include wife Anna; sons Laurence, Gregory, Michael, Philip, Albert, Stephen and Frederico Jr.; sister Mary Alice Gomez; and eight grandchildren.