In memory of
Fredrick Koenig, 92, passed away on April 3rd at Lambeth House in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fred was born on August 28, 1927, to Ernest and Laura Koenig in St. Louis, Missouri, where he received his Bachelor's Degree from Washington University. After serving in World War II, he went on to receive a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin and began his career as a professor of social psychology. He began teaching at Tulane University in 1965 and received Professor Emeritus status upon retirement in 2000. In 1985, he authored "Rumor in the Marketplace" and often served as an expert witness on commercial rumors. Outside of academia, Fred enjoyed collecting art, playing the bass fiddle, walking and biking through his Uptown neighborhood, and traveling the globe. He was a local thespian, an occasional contributor to The National Enquirer (much to the amusement of his family), and an avid storyteller; he had a terrible pun for every occasion, and no conversation with him was ever dull. He is survived by two daughters, Meredyth Friend (with Christoffer) and Rosamond Myers; a sister, Kathryn Koenig; grandchildren Avery, Carter, Christoffer, and Clifton; and longtime friend Joan Rogers. The family would like to thank the staff at Lambeth House for their care and compassion. Fred's memory may be honored with donations to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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