FW: Deborah Round Freng obituary, 9/12/1951 - 7/30/2022

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Joe Decuir

Jul 30, 2022, 6:42:14 PM7/30/22
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I lost my wife today.

I should make the meeting on the 3rd.


Joe Decuir, KF7BMD

Issaquah Amateur Radio Club, W7BI.com

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From: Joe Decuir <joe.d...@outlook.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:35 PM
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Cc: Rodriguez, Lissa C <lissa.r...@providence.org>; 'Katrina Freng' <katrin...@gmail.com>
Subject: Deborah Round Freng obituary, 9/12/1951 - 7/30/2022


Hello to family and friends,


My dear wife Deborah Round Freng died in front of me at 9:30am this morning.

The funeral directors removed her body a few minutes ago.  Kris and I witnessed it.


I have assembled a big list of all the people to notify, on the BCC line.


I will miss her terribly.

She says she will haunt me, in a good way:

  • Live in a house full of her stuff
  • Surrounded by her garden to maintain


We were married 21 years, but celebrated 42 wedding anniversaries.

In fall 2015 she was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer.

Through 5 rounds of infusion chemotherapy and 2 rounds of chemo pills, she made it to May 2022.

The chemo stopped working.  I took her to an ER 3 times in June, to drain fluids.

She entered home hospice 4 weeks ago.


Our son Kris Freng visited daily in the last few weeks.

Our daughter-in-law Katrina Freng (CC line) will be arranging the memorial service, not yet scheduled.


I have to clean up, grieve, and live on without her.

The hospice book has a long checklist for the survivors; no time to rest yet.


My suggestion: cherish the people you live with and love NOW, while you can.




Joe Decuir, IEEE Fellow

UW Engineering faculty

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Deb Freng Obituary July 30, 2022.pdf

Daniel Stevens

Jul 31, 2022, 1:38:09 AM7/31/22
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Sorry to hear this.

I love your global view, "Charish the people you live with and love them now, while you can".

Praying strength for you and your family. 

Daniel Stevens KL7WM 
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Jul 31, 2022, 3:11:30 AM7/31/22
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She was the daughter of a Silent Key, Dave Round, KF7BMC.



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