Mervin (Merv) John Frydendal

Mervin (Merv) John Frydendal of Livermore died Nov. 29. He was 90.

Frydendal was born in Livermore on May 23, 1926 where he was also raised. He graduated from Livermore High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served two years in Japan.

After coming home to Livermore, he met his wife-to-be, Sue. They were married on Oct. 29, 1948 in Livermore. They spent the next four years in the Monterey Bay area where Frydendal was working in the fire department at the U.S. Naval School. In 1952, he and his wife moved back to Livermore. He worked as a machinist in the Materials Fabrication Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for thirty years. He enjoyed retirement for thirty two years.

Frydendal was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, life member of V.F.W. Post 7265 and Mosaic Lodge No. 218, Aahmes Shriners, Foresters Lodge and Sirs 101. For many years, he enjoyed working with his buddies on the football "chain gang" for Granada High School. Frydendal loved to play golf, hunt, fish, camp and take care of his vineyard and work in his shop. But most of all, he loved helping his friends and neighbors.

Frydendal is survived by his loving wife of sixty-eight years, Sue; sons John and Jim (Kati); grandchildren Kyle (Anja) and Emily (Chris) Stoffel and one great-granddaughter, Lana James Stoffel. He also is survived by his brother Cornelius (Peggy) Frydendal of Livermore, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13  at the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.