Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Fred Pitney ’31
Fred Pitney grew up in a string of valley towns where his father set up Chamber of Commerce offices. At Tech, Pitney was active in the science club. He conducted experiments in diffusion which he shared with the club’s members. Pitney worked for Pacific Coast Engineering Co. in Alameda for over 34 years, the last 22 years as Superintendent of the Fabrication Shop. He married in 1965. In 1987 he helped to create Sierra Sunrise Village in Chico, a senior living community, and in 1989 he and his wife moved into one of the lakeside condominiums. He was active in the Prime Timers at Chico State where he was chairman of its Reading for the Blind program and treasurer.