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David Edward Carpender

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Photo David Edward Carpender January 23, 1950 - September 26, 2007 Born in Oakland, CA to William P. and Marian Carpender (nee Clapp). Died at age 57 from consequences of ruptures in his aorta. Attended Berkeley public schools, Diablo Valley College and San Francisco State University, Was acclaimed for over 45 years as an exceptional guitarist, most famous for playing with the Greg Kihn Band and most recently with Alias. Preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Will. Is survived by brother, Tom; sisters-in-law, Gretchen Nicholson and Laura Carpender; nieces, Michele Niccore and Sherry Pease and many more relatives and friends. Although he passed away without children of his own, he was surrounded (literally) by loving family and friends to his last. A Memorial jam session will be held on December 2, 2007 at the Starry Plough in Berkeley beginning at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dave's memory to Hospice.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 8, 2007
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