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Fred C. Shure died Monday, January 3, 2000 at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Fred lived in Leverett House where he participated in house sports and the Harvard Glee Club. He graduated magna cum laude in theoretical physics with us in 1955. Fred received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1962 and spent 19 years as a faculty member of the University of Michigan Department of Nuclear Engineering where he worked on problems of nuclear reactor theory and design.

Fred had a wide variety of interests, and a great business curiosity, which led to several entrepreneurial ventures. In 1967 he started the Ann Arbor firm of Edlund-Shure-Zweifel Associates which worked in the newly-developing field of computer consulting. In the mid 1970's, to pursue an interest in property management and development, he established Cross Street Investments which specialized in real estate. His major business began back in 1967 when Fred and his brother Ned (later joined by their brother-in-law, Jack Barenfanger) began their first college textbook store. By the time of its sale in 1999, their Michigan College Book Co. provided the textbooks for many campuses including Eastern Michigan, Michigan State, and the University of California at Berkeley.

Fred was an active member of both the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor communities, including serving on the boards of the Jewish Community Center and Temple Beth Emeth. His deep love of music led him from the Harvard Glee Club to the University of Michigan Choral Union and the Eastern Michigan Collegium Musicum.

He was respected and loved by many friends, who will remember his intelligence, humanity, and enthusiasm for life. In particular, his employees and business associates were his close friends. For Fred, work was fun, and employees were family. He also believed deeply in the value of education, and spent most of his life in support of university communities.

Fred is survived by Pat, his wife of 36 years; his sons Steven and Jason, his daughter Mallory, his daughters-in-law Ann and Nicole, and his grandchildren Theodora, Harrison, and Malcolm. He is also survived by his brother and lifelong partner Ned and Ned's wife, Jan Onder.

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