Frederick J. Niese Born October 23, 1950 Died ââ€š¬ââ‚¬Å“ September 10, 2012 Fred was born in Connecticut in 1950 and moved shortly thereafter to Cortland, NY where he graduated high school. He attended Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY graduating with an undergraduate degree, and in 1984, with an MBA. Fred was active in Delta Chi fraternity, but his passion was managing the hockey team during his undergraduate career. In 1976, he married Cathy Haley of Cortland, NY who predeceased him in 1979. Fred moved to North Carolina in 1985 following his marriage to Kathryn Premo where they resided in Durham, NC and later moved to Winston-Salem, NC. Following his divorce from Kathryn in 1992, Fred continued to reside in Winston-Salem where he worked at various local businesses until his death. Fred is survived by his loving family - mother, Ione (Polly) Lottridge Niese, who resides in Cortland, NY, a brother Gary and his wife Cheryl of Redondo Beach, CA, many friends and extended family members. Fred was predeceased by his father, Raymond Niese. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Clarkson Fund, Box 5530, 8 Clarkson Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13699. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Fred Niese. We are saddened by his untimely passing. May he rest in peace. Tricia&John Woodward Friends since Cub Scouts, I'll sadly miss Fred, his trips north, meeting at the Interstate exits when headed south, our shared breakfasts and especially his sense of humor. Take care, my friend. Mike Brady Mrs. Niese, Gary, Cheryl, and friends, So very sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Being my best friend's big brother, I admired Fred, and very much enjoyed the trips to Potsdam for Clarkson hockey games. Our thoughts are with you. Drew Grainger Dear Gary,Mrs.Niese and family, My sincere sympathy on the passing of your son and brother,such an Icon in our classes at CHS. Fond memories in many ways. Brilliant mind.. and a nice person; will be missed. Amy Tutino P.