Born on February 26, 1946 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Henry B. and Elizabeth (Albee) Chase.
Fred graduated from South Glens Falls High School in 1964 and from the State University of Oswego in 1969. As a young boy, he was active in the Glens Falls Little League and with the Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
After graduating from college, Fred taught school for a few years at Shenendehowa Middle School, Glens Falls High School and Adirondack Community College. While still in college, he found a love of photography and because of this, he established his own photography business. Chase Photography operated for the next 19 years at the location of his childhood home, 179 Main Street in South Glens Falls. In 1990, Fred had a new studio building constructed on Route 9, just south of the village of South Glens Falls and operated there until his retirement in October 2001. Besides being a commercial photographer for 30 years, he branched into the field of computer graphics and owned and operated Executive Graphics & Communications, Inc., until his retirement.
Fred was active in the community all his life and served as an original board member of the Moreau Community Center, President of the Moreau Jaycees, President of the South Glens Falls Rotary Club and President of the Capital Champlain Section of the Professional Photographers Society of New York.
Fred’s biggest feeling of pride came from knowing his two daughters went onto good universities and ultimately good careers. Amy Quigley, his oldest daughter is now a stay at home mother of three boys, Mason Chase Quigley, Carter Wells Quigley and Knox David Quigley. Andrea Glasgow, his youngest daughter is Vice President and General Counsel of Evan Energy Investment, LC and mother of one son, Wade Harrison Glasgow and one daughter, Eliza Jean Glasgow. Both daughters reside with their husbands, and children in Richmond, Virginia.
Fred’s outside interests were varied and included woodworking, golf, traveling, skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing, sailing, flying and boating. His real love was that of the water and annually looked forward to time spent fishing in the north woods of Maine, boating on Lake George and most recently exploring the New York Canal System and Lake Champlain.
Fred was predeceased by both his parents, Henry B and Elizabeth A. Chase, as well as both his sisters, Jean Crossman and Mabel Ashline.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Chase; one brother, Henry F. Chase of Lake Luzerne; his daughter, Amy Quigley and her husband, Brian and their three sons; his other daughter, Andrea Glasgow and her husband, Ryan and their son and daughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Donations in Fred’s memory may be made to the Boy Scout Camp Wakpominee Alumni Association, C/O 253 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205.
At Fred’s request, there will be no calling hours, but all friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Monday April 3rd at 3 o’clock at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., in Hudson Falls with the Rev. Michael Plank, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls officiating.
Fred and his family wish to extend a very sincere thank you to everyone that has been instrumental in his journey. “Clear sailing my friend.”