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May 19, 2019

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May 15, 2019
Dear Debbie, Mark and Karen,

I didn't not know your dad and was only introduced to him via the death notice in the Chicago Tribune. However, the details of his life caught my attention. My father's mother was part of the David family that originated in Hamm and Altenkirchen. She grew up in Bonn; Her father was Louis David, and I suspect you and your father may be our cousins. I would love to learn more about your family's background in that area to see if there is a connection. But either way, please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.
May 14, 2019
Dr. David was our beloved family vet from 1988 until his final retirement. He treated all of our pets with the utmost care and compassion. He was always kind, patient, and interested in anything my husband or I had to say, whether it was about cats, dogs, politics, or the latest news. We always enjoyed chatting with him. He had a wonderful twinkle in his eye and a warm, engaging smile. I will forever remember him with great fondness.
May 13, 2019
Debbie, Mark and Karen,

We so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Jane let us know to expect it and I am glad that you all were able to be with him during his final moments. His life truly was a blessing and I am sure that his memory will be one as well. I'm really glad that I got to know him better during my time in L.A. I'm also glad that my grandmother knew that I got the opportunity to spend time with him before she passed away, because I know that it really meant a lot to her as well.

When they get older I look forward to telling Maya and Eden what a kind and gentle man he was. One thing that stands out from my breakfasts with him was how he reacted when he recalled friends and relatives that were killed in the Holocaust. His eyes would tear up and he would have to pause in his speech and I could tell that he was feeling the pain of those losses as if they happened yesterday, not decades ago.

Another thing about him that amazed me was his energy. That he could, in his 80's, work seven days a week at a job that required being on your feet all day and then drive down to Alpine Village in the south bay to go dancing into the wee hours of the morning...I'm not quite sure how he did that but I'm hoping to have 1/10th the energy that he did if I'm fortunate enough to make it to that age!

Even though Maya and Eden won't likely remember meeting your dad I think it is really important that they did because he was one of the last links of our family to Germany and the time of the Holocaust. As time passes and it fades further into history I will tell them the story of how the events of this time period so directly impacted their family, and not just family that existed before they were born, but someone whom they actually met in their lifetime.

Wishing you all a meaningful period of mourning as you celebrate and reflect on Fred's amazing life.

Love,

Andy & Rachel
May 13, 2019
To Debbie and Daniel, Karen, and Mark, and the grandchildren -- our deep condolences. It is sad as the great generation that did so many great things -- for the family and the community -- is passing away. But Dr. David, as well as Elvira, and all our relatives who are now gone, will never be forgotten. Never ever.
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