We lost an ICTA member to Covid. Fred was a great guy, good friends with Joe Pollard and regular poster in our group. Fred had been suffering from a number of health issues for the last several years. We learned of Fred’s passing from Fred’s friend Mike Lesley, who posted on Facebook yesterday
“We lost a very good man today. Fred Miller, .LAFD Paramedic, Ret.) passed away this morning due to complications from COVID-19.
Fred was a legend in LA EMS. Fred was one of the last single function Paramedics on the department to retire. Most know him from their initial training or Fred’s recertification/
Fred was the type that would bend over backwards to help someone. Fred was someone I looked up to as a mentor. I would not be where I am today if I had not met Fred. After my initial certification, I worked with Fred at LA Valley College as a skills instructor…
I last spoke to Fred about a week and a half ago. He wanted to make sure I was being careful with COVID-19 and using proper PPE. I did not know that would be our last conversation.”
Fred owned a number of Checkers, the header photo is of Fred’s 1963 Checker “Surf Wagon”. Below is Fred’s favorite,
“Big Red”. Our condolences go out to the Miller family.
May Fred be rolling around Heaven in a lovely Checker forever. Am so glad he was able to enjoy the ride of a lifetime each time he drove his Checker.
I bought my 1967 Aerobus years ago, originally from the Checker sales in San Bernardino, Ca., and plan to have it again one day forever, too.
Driving that in the 1980’s made me feel so young again (I was in my 30’s-40’s at the time), and it was a super transport for the kids ball teams, Sunday School class, and the three bench seats plus station wagon back gave plenty of space for family and pets!
Mileage was not great, but then gas wasn’t all that expensive at the time….Blessings, Wanda K.
More pics of Fred and and Kathy and their a12w:
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