Fred Nocera, Class of 1958

Posted Dec 11, 2020

Fred Nocera ’58 died Nov 30, 2020. He was born Sept. 4, 1931 to the late Giovanna and Salvatore Nocera.
After high school he joined the Marines and subsequently attended Otterbein University where he excelled in many sports including football and baseball, while also working for Conrail Railroad. He was also in the Eta Phi Mu (Jonda) fraternity, ‘O’ Club and Leather Helmet Gang at Otterbein.

Upon graduation, Fred taught high school and served as a baseball coach, where he was admired and well respected by his players even many years after he coached them. Later, Fred was inducted into the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. His love of baseball carried over into his personal life, as he played softball until well into his 80’s.

He is survived by his loving wife, Doris; nephew, Joe (Karin) Wasserstrom as well as one great-niece and two great-nephews and niece, Kathleen Chesser. Preceded in death by his sister Francesca Clausen, and brothers Anthony, Joseph and Salvatore Nocera.