December 25, 1958 - July 17, 2020
Born in Berkeley, California
Resided in Salinas, California
For over two decades Fred lived courageously with incurable liver disease and related complications. He played the difficult hand he was dealt with incredible strength, resiliency and character. Even in the worst of times Fred kept a positive attitude and maintained his great sense of humor. One of his goals in life was to make at least one person a day smile. He often exceeded his goal.
Fred was born on Christmas day 1958 to Tom and Carol Rowland. He grew up in Corral de Tierra and went to Washington Union and San Benancio elementary schools. He attended Salinas High where he excelled in football and track. After attending Hartnell College he earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Sacramento.
After completing his schooling Fred joined his father’s real estate appraisal firm, Monterey Peninsula Appraisers, in Carmel, California. They made a great team, and with hard work and Fred's ability to use technology to its fullest potential the office thrived. Fred eventually took over management of the office and became the owner of the business.
Fred was designated as a Senior Residential Appraiser by the Appraisal Institute and later served as President of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.
Widely known for his expertise, Fred was often called upon to serve as an expert witness in court cases and to appraise unique and especially challenging properties on the Big Sur coast and in Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach.
Fred was an avid mountain biker and took delight in taking his brothers for long rides in the Sierras and the hills of Fort Ord, often leaving them in the dust. He was involved in his community and volunteered with various organizations, including the Children’s Miracle Network, the Heart and Sole Race, and the Los Palmas Homeowners Association.
Fred cared deeply about family and had close, strong and always entertaining relationships with his brothers Tom, Dan, Stan and Jamie and his sister Kathy.
Fred is survived by his beloved daughter Emily Claire. Fred often said that he loved Emily “to the moon and back” and did everything he could for her happiness and success in life.
Salinas, CA US 93901