I have noticed people searching for information about Fred and LaFred patterns so I, with great sadness, pass on this information.
Dr Bresnik, Fred’s husband, posted this information on the CarePages for FredFans early this morning. It will be published in the San Francisco Chronicle today.
Fred (Janis) Bloebaum
59, of Oakland, CA passed away in her home on September 4, 2010. Born in Rock Island, IL, she graduated from the University of Illinois in 1973 and was a Bay Area resident since 1977. Fred was the creator of the La Fred pattern line and a nationally renowned sewing and clothing design instructor. Fred’s sense of style, fashion, color and beauty was a driving passion in her life, which was appreciated by everyone she knew. Fred was a wonderful, loving, vivacious and generous friend, sister, wife and mother. She had a huge impact on all the people she touched and will live in our hearts forever.
She is survived by her husband Dr Mark Bresnik, her son Andrew Bresnik (BJ Taylor) and grandson Oliver of Seattle, Washington, her mother Donnella Bloebaum, her brother Michael Bloebaum and sisters Cynthia Bloebaum, Gail Swain and Peggy Green.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life on Friday, Sept 17, 1pm at Plymouth United Church of Christ, 424 Monte Vista Avenue, Oakland. Per Fred’s request, please wear your favorite colors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Project Open Hand 730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA and Sutter VNA Hospice, 1900 Powell St, Emeryville CA.
If you want more information and to read all the posts since Feb 15, 2010, when pancreatic cancer with liver involvement were first published, you can go to the FredFans page here
I feel cancer threatening too many, too often, and it is almost crushing.