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Dr. David S. "Dave" FRECH

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FRECH, Dr. David S. "Dave" (PhD) age 59, of Kettering, formerly of Oakwood and Denver, passed away on May 22, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dave was proceeded in death by his parents Myrtle Bie Frech and Jack E. Frech. He is survived by his loving wife Susan Gaeke Frech, step-sons Daniel Frost and David Frost, brother Dan Frech, uncle Eugene Bie and family, and his first cousins Barbara Vierling, Judy Frech, Wendy Frech Kramer, Pete Frech, Connie McAninch, Dr. Steve Love, Michael Frech, Amy Frech Mills, Melissa White, Jimmy White and their families. Special thanks to the large Gaeke and Hecht families who made him one of their own. Dave graduated from Oakwood High School as well as from the University of Denver (DU) where he completed both his MA and PhD in Communications. Leaving Denver after 27 years he moved back to Dayton to be close to family. He worked for ThinkTV and in his final years Dave was the Director of the Oakwood High School Alumni Association. In his creative work Dave has been awarded many national "Telly Awards", 2 Emmy nominations and a "Hermes Award" for his creative work in video and in print. A celebration of Dave's life will be held at Routsong Funeral Home, Kettering on May 28th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Routsong's on May 29th at 10:00 a.m. with internment following in the Woodland Cemetery Lookout Columbarium (Terrace Wall).

Published in Dayton Daily News on May 25, 2014
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