Bagby, Frederick

Passed: February 28, 2014


Frederick Lair Bagby Jr., 93, of Litchfield Park, AZ, died February 9 . He was born Aug. 2, 1920, in Salt Lake City, UT, to Frederick Sr. and Marcia Fannie Fitts Bagby.  Graduating from the University of Utah in 1942, he moved to Columbus, OH,  where from 1946 through 1995 he worked for Battelle Memorial Institute, from 1970-78 as an Assistant Director. He was active in the engineering fraternities Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (a Fellow from 1972), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (serving as a Vice President.) He is survived by his wife of 71 years Marilla, their daughters Dallas Bagby  (Bernie Dyck), and Marcia Niezgoda (Jay), son Ross, and granddaughter Marlina Niezgoda. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother William and sister Onolee. Donations should be made to Friends of Eight supporting KAET PBS, 555 North Central Ave., Suite 500, Phoenix AZ 85004.

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