David Friedenberg

Obituary of David Stanley Friedenberg

David Stanley Friedenberg passed away at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Fort Mill, SC on September 28, 2021. He was born June 16,1934 in San Francisco to Isadore Friedenberg and Catherine Florence Herschfielder. A graduate of George Washington High School in San Francisco, he joined the United States Air Force in November 1953. He retired from the USAF with 20 years, 4 months and 15 days of service. His work in Civil Air Patrol spanned over 7 decades with over 60 years of volunteer service, beginning in 1949

He met and married Ferol Francis Green while stationed at Lackland AFB. He was a drill instructor, with a commanding voice that young people have responded to for decades. While in C.A.P., beginning in 1949 he was active in Training, Communications, Logistics, uniform dress code rewrites, training material updates, Search and Rescue training and missions, and far too many other activities and commendations to mention. He enjoyed music of many genres with a massive vinyl LP and cassette tape collection including Classical, Easy Listening, early rock, Celtic & bagpipe, pipe organ, and many others.   

He is preceded in death by his late wife, Amanda Belair Anderson Friedenberg. He is survived by his sister, Jean Holmes of West Covina, CA; former wife, Ferol Francis Green Mayers of Candler, NC; daughter, Ferol Vandeveer (Harold) of Fort Mill, SC; sons, David Scott (Betsy) of Greenfield, IN; Raymond Eric (Linda) of Hampton, VA; Michael Lee (Lisa) of Hampton, VA; Timothy Sean (Cari) of Las Vegas, NV. He is also survived by grandchildren, H. George and Jon David Vandeveer, Jessica Lee, Nicole Friedenberg, Eric Raynor, Brianna Friedenberg, Christopher Lee and Sean Ryan Friedenberg; great-grandchildren, Oscar Izaya Lee IV, Hayden George Collier, Skylar Lynn Vandeveer, Ciarra Rae Garland, and Alexander Jaiden George Vandeveer.

Memorials may be sent to CIVIL AIR PATROL.
Civil Air Patrol | Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters (gocivilairpatrol.com)


105 S. Hansell Street
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

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115 Christina Landing Drive
Unit 1208
Wilmington, DE 19801



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Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Thompson Funeral Home Chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Inurnment Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Hampton Memorial Gardens
155 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, Virginia, United States
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