Frederick Roland Haeberle
October 06, 1919 ‒ March 24, 2015
Frederick R. Haeberle passed away in his sleep on Tuesday March 24 at the age of 95.
Fred was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 6, 1919, the son of Rear Admiral and Mrs. Frederick E. Haeberle, he grew up in various naval communities across the country.
His college years were interrupted by more than 5 years of service in the US Army in the South Pacific. He served his country on Guadalcanal, New Georgia and New Caledonia, moving from Private to Second Lieutenant. Awarded Good Conduct, Pre-Pearl Harbor Medal, and Pacific Theatre Medal with 3 battlestars, Victory Medal, Naval Presidential Unit Citation for Americal Division; inducted as Honorary Member Free French Forces.
After his military service, he finished college, graduating from Yale University with a BS & MS in Geology, and then later his MBA degree in Finance at Columbia University.
He began his career as a consulting geologist in Texas, and also worked as a Part-time instructor at the University of Houston and an Adjunct Professor at McMurray University. Fred worked with Atlantic Refining in Venezuela, and then spent 25 years with Mobil Oil where he was a Senior Geologist working in the Philippines, New York City, Libya, and Dallas, TX. He was elected in 1948 as a “Fellow” in the Geological Society of America.
Fred was a member of the Rotary Club of Dallas, TX and Delaware, OH. He published 49 technical papers in various oil & gas journals, and while in his 90’s wrote 3 books –You, Oil and Gasoline (2010), Three Parts of My Life (2011) and Flying Boat Charlie (2014).
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Cynthia; children Cindy Roberts and Rick (Flossie) Haeberle; five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 5-6pm.
Condolences can be expressed by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.