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Frederick Fusting, Loyola professor and publishing executive, dies

Frederick H. Fusting, who played the drums, taught marketing at Loyola University Maryland and was president of a medical publishing firm, died of cancer Dec. 22 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 66 and lived in Ruxton.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Guilford, he was the son of Dr. William H. Fusting Sr., a physician, and his wife, Elizabeth Miles.

He was a 1969 graduate of Boys’ Latin School, where he was student body president from 1968 to 1969.

Mr. Fusting was a drummer known as Freddie Moore from Baltimore. He attended Ursinus College but left the school to join Bill Haley and the Comets in the 1970s, when the rock and roll act went back on the road with a revival ensemble. He toured throughout the U.S. and Australia.

He also played the drums on a re-recording of “Rock Around the Clock” for the television show “Happy Days.”

He went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in economics from Towson University, and later taught there. He received a master’s in business administration from Loyola University Maryland, where he was on the faculty and taught marketing. He also taught at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Mr. Fusting was a past president of the Professional Learning Systems Division of Williams and Wilkins, a Baltimore medical publisher. He was also president of ElectricPress.com, a Reston-based Internet company, and was a partner with Kaufman-Wills Group, scholarly publishing consultants.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing golf and listening to music.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Debra M. McClung, a executive recruiter; a son, Gary Stegman of Baltimore; a daughter, Julie Stegman of Baltimore; four brothers, William H. Fusting Jr., Eugene Miles Fusting and Donald W. Fusting, all of Baltimore, and Richard M. Fusting of St. Thomas, Pa.; a sister, Judith Fusting Cavallaro of Cincinnati, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

--Jacques Kelly


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