EDMOND — David Fraser, Edmond Public Schools chief financial officer since 2004, died Sunday after developing breathing problems while recovering from a Dec. 7 knee surgery.
“Words are inadequate to express our grief at the loss of David Fraser,” Superintendent David Goin said. “Simply put, we loved, admired and appreciated David as a friend and colleague.
“Mr. Fraser's integrity, delightful personality, genuine concern for people, and his leadership and relationship abilities were a source of inspiration to all.”
Fraser, 57, was a 22-year member of the Edmond Public Schools administrative team.
“He was a consummate professional who set high expectations of himself and very naturally passed along that sense of purpose and direction to all with whom he worked,” Goin said.
Fraser was hired in 1990 as director of administrative services. In 2001, he was promoted to director of technology.
“As board members, we know that we could trust him implicitly with district resources,” Board of Education President Jamie Underwood said. “He was a wise steward of what were often limited resources and his conservative approach helped to place this district in a sound financial position.”
Shawn Ingle, technology supervisor, said, “I considered him a friend first and my boss second. He was one of the most kindhearted and caring individuals that I have ever had the pleasure to work with.”
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at New Covenant Church in Edmond. Viewing will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Matthews Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Donna, a longtime staff member at Edmond North High School, a son, a daughter and two grandchildren.