Fred G. Dilzell III, 68, of Madison, NJ, died on March 14, 2013, after a long battle with kidney cancer.
He was born in East Orange, NJ, on March 14, 1945. He was the son of the late Fred G. Dilzell, Jr., and Katherine N. Dilzell.
In his early life Fred lived in Germany and Brazil before moving to Madison, where he lived for 47 years.
Fred was an accomplished flamenco and classical guitarist. He was a member of the New Jersey Classical Guitar Society, often hosting meetings at his home. He was also an avid skier, tennis and paddle tennis player, and was a member of The Noe Pond Club in Chatham, NJ.
He graduated from Drew University in 1968.
Fred taught classical guitar at County College of Morris, and Rutgers and Princeton Universities. He retired from Novartis Pharmaceutical Company, where he worked as a computer programmer.
He is survived by his wife, Cecilia M. Dilzell; two daughters, Lauren Dilzell Bevill of Vermont, and Michelle Dilzell Muirhead of Connecticut; one grandson, Carter L. Bevill; and two brothers, John P. Dilzell and David A. Dilzell.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday the 24th at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.