March 30, 2016
August 15, 1930 - January 28, 2016 After a courageous nine-month battle, our beloved father, husband, grandfather, and uncle, Fred Ornstein took his final bow in Santa Monica, California on January 28th, 2016. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, Fred graduated from City College with a civil engineering degree.
Not only did he build bridges for the city of New York, his passion for equal rights helped build bridges among all people. He was actively involved in the civil rights movement and joined the march on Washington, D.C. in 1963 with Dr. King. After a long career in the construction business, Fred followed his passion and became a professional actor. He had featured roles in television shows and films such as "So, I Married An Axe Murderer," "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "The West Wing."
He is survived by his wife, Larissa, his ex-wife Bea Ornstein, his children Josh and Laura (Murray), Ken and Amy (Fleisher), Doug and Dori (Greenberg) and Lana Sudareva; his grandchildren Max and Ellen (McCormack), Ian, Nora and Eden Ornstein, as well as his niece and nephew Fran Rosenberg and Michael Ornstein. Fred embodied one of his favorite lines from the Tennessee Williams play, Camino Real. "Make voyages, attempt these. There is nothing else."
Born: 8/15/1930, Bronx, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 1/28/2016, Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.
Fred Ornstein’s western – actor:
Ground Zero Texas (video game) – 1993 (Phil’s friend)