Frederick A Chrisman (“Fred”), 76, of Highland, Calif. passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Frederick was born March 31, 1941 in Bakersfield, Calif.
Fred is survived by his wife, Rosalinda Chrisman; sons John Chrisman, Leonard Chrisman, Roderick Chrisman; daughters Patricia Watt, Celine Nowak, Erin Diamond; four grandsons; five granddaughters; one great granddaughter, and a great grandson on the way.
Fred attended Pacific High School in San Bernardino and was part of the Class of 1960.
Prior to finishing high school, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1958, serving as a gunners mate. Fred was on active duty for six years and held the rank of Seaman.
One of Fred’s favorite pastimes was staying active with the Boy Scouts of America. His proudest accomplishment while in Scouting was as Scoutmaster, leading and mentoring his entire Scout Troop 583, including his sons Leonard and Roderick, into becoming Eagle Scouts.
Fred continued to be active in Scouting after his sons completed Eagle, serving as Unit Commissioner among many other titles he held. While traveling in the Philippines, Fred also became active with the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, becoming part of the local council in San Pablo City.
Fred was also active in the Knights of Columbus. Fred was a member of Del Rosa Council 4488 in San Bernardino. While at 4488, Fred worked his way up to being a fourth degree member and served as Grand Knight. Fred also served as the District Deputy for District 96. While traveling to the Philippines, Fred forged a relationship between Council 4488 and Council 3468 in San Pablo City, Philippines, and eventually joined council 8581 in Marilao, Bulacan, Philippines in 2013.
Fred was also a member of Elks Lodge 583 in Redlands from 1999 to 2003.
Visitation for Frederick will be held Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., rosary from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and Mass at 11 a.m., all at St. Adelaide's Catholic Church, 27457 E. Base Line, Highland. Graveside will follow at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, 3510 E. Washington St., Colton.