Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Frederick Paul McFeely ’29
Frederick Paul McFeely grew up in Rockridge attending Pink School on Claremont and Claremont Junior High before coming to Tech. His father, James Edward McFeely, who moved to Oakland from San Francisco, was Superintendent of Engines for the Oakland Fire Department based at Station No. 8 on 51st Street in charge of keeping the equipment operating.
When the city moved the old station across the street to its present location, it placed decorative bricks at the entrance where photos of Tech High notables can be seen to this day. After his graduation from Tech in 1929, Fred attended St. Mary’s College, graduating in 1931. He went to work for the camera division of Schwalbacher Frei in Oakland and later for California Ink in San Francisco.
In 1941 Fred married his neighbor and fellow Tech alum Esther Hunt, class of 1930, and they had two children.