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Frederick Arthur Stroud

December 28, 1962June 19, 2019

Frederick Arthur Stroud passed away on June 19th at the age of 56, leaving behind his wife of 33 years, Cathy, his daughter Christina, his mother Mary Stroud, and sisters Helen Krupp and Laurie Schneider. He was preceded in death by his father Lisle Arthur Stroud. Fred was full of life and loved challenges. He was happiest with family and friends. There was no campfire too large or light show too grand. He loved driving around in his 1965 candy apple red mustang convertible. He loved traveling, journaling, and exploring the world, while capturing moments of his life behind the camera. Fred will be greatly missed by family, friends, and colleagues.

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Jay Denniss

July 13, 2019

Fred, Paul Graff and myself 42 years ago were like the 3 Musketeers of our Tall Timbers neighborhood. Such great times!
Fred was on the Shaw High School football team and I remember going over to his house (across the street) and working out with him in his garage. He was such a gentle giant as a friend, but on the field he was a fierce competitor and he did everything he could to help his team win.
Fred was my first roommate at LSU as we shared a dorm room in Tiger Stadium. No A/C...Ugh, but what a great time and memories.
After college, I lost track of Fred, until he and Paul showed up to my dad's COL event in Houston. That meant so much to me to see both those guys during such a tough time in my life.
Regrettably that was the last time I saw Fred, but again what a fond memory that visit created for me.
I feel so much sorrow for his family and I know he touched so many hearts. Fred just did that with people.
Last night my wife and I attended a Scott Stapp concert and he sang one of his new songs and it welled my eyes as I immediately connected that song with my buddy Fred. Please cut and paste this Utube link and listen as you will agree.....he is "Gone To Soon". I regret not knowing Fred as a husband and a father, but I am confident he did his best as he always did. You are dearly missed my friend.
https://youtu.be/4JgPT31xR48

Diana Lopez

July 8, 2019

Fred=Fun and Fred=Family!
I first met Fred and the wonderful Stroud family back in the mid-1970s when they moved to Alexandria, Va. It was clear, even at his young age, that Fred was deeply kind and loved to have fun and yes, a bit of mischief, too! He always wanted those around him to also have fun! That joie de vivre remained who Fred was all through his life.
Equally important to Fred was forever & always his family. He was a very proud & devoted husband, father, son & brother.
Fred was loved in return by many. Although gone from us way too soon, Fred will always be missed and will always live on in those of us whose lives he touched. I'm certain Fred is still finding fun and mischief and goodness.
Gone but never forgotten. xxoo

Jon Teal

July 3, 2019

Fred, I never got to tell you how great that picture was (I see it’s posted here) of you taken last month at the “Valley of Fire”. With your outstretched arms, I can hear you saying “This is Awesome!”. You shared your most precious treasure, your time, with those around you. You were there to help friends in very difficult circumstances and times of need. And you always tried to do the right thing.

I always appreciated the respect that you had for others; in particular, your wife, Cathy, as well as the proudness that you shared with us about your daughter, Christina. Sharing with us things in life… whether it was the anticipation of a getaway trip with Cathy, a Christmas carriage ride with your wife and daughter, or your torn allegiance between LSU and UCF (your daughter’s alma matter) on New Year’s Day… it was all good.

Many years ago our paths crossed in Louisiana when we were young and in college. And by chance, for some reason our paths crossed again in Dallas about ten years ago. We won’t be able to talk or laugh anymore about the camping trips with the chiggers, question what were those huge critters (so we thought) that passed by our tents at night, or Fred C.’s concerns about you or Gary burning down the forest. After many crawfish boils, LSU football games, R & R getaways, horse races, camping trips, campfires and happy hours during that time, we now have to say an abrupt goodbye.

I have asked myself these past two weeks over and over again… Why?, but am unable to find an answer, and only know that your spirit lives on. Peace to you … an awesome, unselfish, humble friend. And prayers are with you, Cathy and Christina. And now I can hear God welcoming you with outstretched arms saying “You are Awesome!”

Lisa Peterson

June 30, 2019

I met Fred when I first visited the home of a wonderful new high school friend, his loving sister Laurie, and to meet her amazing family. He had an infectiously high-spirit that welcomed what every day had to offer. That fervent spirit seems to have held steady throughout his life. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, daughter, mother, sisters, extended family, and many friends. We hope Fred continues to likewise spark the angels of heaven, and that memories of him boost countless moments for those who will miss him here.

Liz Marcus Moore

June 30, 2019

I remember Fred as a young man, full of fun and mischief with a twinkle in his eye. He had a huge love of family and friends. My heart aches for his family. He will be missed by all who had the good fortune to cross his path. May his memory be a blessing. With deepest sympathy, Liz Marcus Moore and family

Laurie Schneider

June 28, 2019

You left us too early little brother. We miss you terribly already. You were such a wonderful father to Christina. She was the apple of your eye, your jewel, your pride, and joy. Such a fortunate woman to be loved so very much. What a gift. You were a loving husband to Cathy. She meant the world to you and was the love of your life.

You were loved so much by Mom and Dad. You were there for them in their later years just as they were for you in your early years.

You were a great brother to your sisters. Spunky and mischievous as a kid (so many stories there!) and loyal, fun, and rock solid as an adult.

And you were a cherished friend to so many.

Thank you for the years of memories and love. You lived your life fully and with such integrity. You knew what mattered. You are always in our hearts. Give dad a high five.

paul graff

June 27, 2019

I first met Fred at the age of 14 when he and his family moved to New Orleans in 1977.

We quickly became best friends and have remained so for the past 42 years.

Our shared experiences, memories, and good times together were some of the most memorable, wonderful, and wild times of my life and will never be forgotten by me.

I thank God Fred was a part of my life for the past 42 years, he was my best friend, I loved him, and I will miss him forever.

Fred Cavlovic

June 26, 2019

It is hard to put into words on how I feel. Fred Stroud was the kindest, big hearted most generous man I have ever met. He never had a bad word to say about anyone or anything. When I lost my daughter Fred was there every day to help me along with my sorrow. He loved life and wanted to live it to the fullest. He was a family man that always spoke highly of Cathy and Christina and was thrilled that Christina was so successful in her job. I will miss you Fred but all the great memories we shared will be with me forever!

Mara Seiler

June 24, 2019

Fred was a wonderful co-worker and friend. Always calm and professional. While he was a private person, he was also very friendly. He mainly worked from home but was in continual communication with all of our team members via phone, email & instant messaging. His absence will not go unnoticed. We will miss our friend and colleague every day.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY