Don Fridley, long-time Anchorage educator, dead at age 90

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Don Fridley, a long-time Anchorage educator who oversaw the construction of nearly two dozen city schools, died recently at his Anchorage home at age 90.

A native of Neosho Rapids, Kan., Fridley grew up on farms in Kansas and southern Idaho before earning education degrees at the University of Idaho.

In 1953, he moved his family to Anchorage to become associate superintendent of schools. During his 19-year tenure, he was construction manager for 22 schools.

He also taught in the masters of education program at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 1965 to 1990.

Fridley is survived by four children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.



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