Fred Cholet was born and raised
in the east side of Syracuse, and graduated from Nottingham High
He worked for Sims Casting Corp.
from 1961 to 1964 when he went into the U.S. Army. He served in
Southeast Asia for 17 months. When he returned, he joined the
New York Army National Guard and served until 1972. He held the
rank of sergeant first class.
In 1968 Fred received an appointment
to the Syracuse Fire Department and worked there until his retirement
in 2001. He also joined the DeWitt Volunteer Fire Department in
1969, and served until 2005. During his time in DeWitt he was
chief for 10 years and deputy chief for 15 years. In addition,
Fred worked for Wine Merchants Ltd. part-time from 1969 to 2005.
Fred joined DeWitt Rotary in 1982.
He served on the board of directors, was club president twice
and as assistant governor twice. He is the master chef in preparing
the pancake batter for the annual Dewitt Pancake Day. He works
closely with the Samaritan Center in Syracuse, NY in their fund
Fred is a Paul Harris fellow. In
1981 Fred met Arlene Borden and they have been together for 28