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Richard M. FRIEDENBERG


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Richard M. FRIEDENBERG Obituary
May 6, 1926 - December 23, 2016 Of North Tustin, passed away on December 23, 2016 at the age of 90. Devoted husband for more than 66 years of Gloria (Geshwind). Loving father and father in law of Lisa Friedenberg, of Asheville, North Carolina, Peter and Georgina Friedenberg, of Needham, Massachusetts, and Amy and Peter Himber, of North Tustin, CA. Caring grandfather of Jennifer and Ricky Anderson, Michael Keesler and Susan Cho, Jason and Lauren Himber, Drew and Kathleen Himber, and Kevin and Lauren Friedenberg. Also survived by five great-grandchildren, Hailey and Claire Himber, Brynn Himber, Scarlett Keesler and Teddy Anderson. Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of the Department of Radiological Sciences at University of California, Irvine. Prior to his move to California in 1980, Dr. Friedenberg was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at New York Medical College in New York, NY. Born and raised in New York, he attended Columbia College and Long Island College of Medicine (now State University of New York, Brooklyn) before interning at Maimonides Hospital and doing his residency in Radiology at Bellevue Hospital in New York, NY. He served in the Third Air Force during the Korean War. Dr. Friedenberg devoted his professional career to academic medicine and took particular delight in teaching medical residents, fellows and attending physicians. He travelled throughout the world for almost 50 years, including sabbaticals in Tel Aviv, Israel and Boston, Massachusetts, lecturing on a number of medical topics. Dr. Friedenberg was a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, and at various times served as President of the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments, President of the Orange County Radiological Society, and President of the New York Roentgen Ray Society. He published over 90 scientific articles, as well as 11 book chapters and four medical books. Dr. Friedenberg continued to practice medicine into his late 80's before he reluctantly retired. Funeral services will be held in New York. A memorial service is planned for the Spring in Irvine, CA. Donations in his memory may be made to the Jewish National Fund, 42 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2016
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