David Scott Frigger

David Scott Frigger

July 11, 1955 - November 24, 2016

David Scott Frigger

July 11, 1955 - November 24, 2016


David enjoyed his life. Even though he battled lung disease for the majority of his days, he never let on, he never wanted to be treated differently and he never let it stand in his way of having a good time.

At 23, after following his retiring parents to California from Ohio, David became a tool designer for a medical device manufacturer, earning special recognition for his work from his employer. He then moved into R&D engineering where each day he would face a blank sheet of paper where his own, original, ideas would flow. David’s contribution to the tracheostomy tube business resulted in multiple patents in his name.

David retired from his working career as a medical device manufacturing engineer and focused on his proudest accomplishment: his sons. He also became more involved in church service at Mission Hills. Volunteering for Royal Kids Camp, Ushering, Create a Crate, teaching 4 -5 years olds, and leading a small men’s group.

David LOVED to vacation with his family.. spending time together playing in the sun, having fun in the water, enjoying beautiful sunsets, walks on the beach, . . . and when he wasn’t on a vacation ..and even when he was.. he would be planning the next one.

David was an avid fisherman. For close to 15 years he was a regular at Dana Point Wharf where he fished for yellow tail, bass, and whatever else was biting. David constantly referred to his fishing time as “being in God’s nature”… Even though he thought sea lions were only there to annoy the fisherman.

David grew up in a small town near Cleveland, Ohio where he was a big Browns fan, but after moving to California quickly favored the Lakers. Phil Jackson could have heard David yelling at the TV he might have thrown in the towel!

Not much made David happier than his sons… Soccer, Junior Lakers, flag football, Tae Kwon Do, Cross Country, Football and Track… He never missed a match, a scrimmage, a game, or a race. David volunteered at El Toro Baptist Christian School while the boys were there, was baptized along side with them at Mission Hills, taught them how to drive, and ensured they understood the value and importance of an education and even more important, family. Most of all, he made sure they came to know our Lord and Savior Jesus.

David married Linda in 1989; after 27 and half years of marriage their love remained just as strong as day one.

Last, but not least, David enjoyed spending time with his friends. His family wants to thank each and every one of you for sharing your time to hang out, work out, play games, fish, worship, serve, pray, and study the Word with him.

He will be sorely missed.

Friday 12/2 at 11:00am Funeral Service at Mission Hills Church followed by graveside service at El Toro. Reception will be back at the church immediately after the graveside service.

If you are able and would like to help with the reception, please contact Karen Buchanan, Karen@missionhillschurch.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David’s honor to the UCSD Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program.
Checks can be made out to UC Regents and mailed to:
UCSD Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
9300 Campus Point Dr
MC 7381
La Jolla, CA 92037

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30 responses to David Scott Frigger

  1. Kay Pulcini says:

    David was the best son-in-law I could have ever chosen for my daughter. He loved being a dad and I couldn’t have asked for a better one for my dear grandsons. We will miss him so much, especially his teasing me every chance he got. We will always love him.

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  3. My awesome friend, Davey Frigger! For 8 years, we were work out buddies at the Mission Viejo YMCA gym. We befriended each other the moment I walked into the gym and announced to anyone in earshot; “Now what do I do?” You laughed and came up to me and introduced yourself and the rest is history. You are a “friends friend”. It didn’t hurt that we were politically on the same page too. I’m sure that everyone in the gym appreciated our boisterous opinions as we resolved most of the world’s problems, if not, at least our country’s. I want you to know that because of you, I was balling like a baby when I received the news from Linda. Monday, November 28th, 2016 was my first day at the gym without you and it wasn’t easy. I will also miss our lunches together. We had a great time, bro!

    You and Linda graciously attended our Glory Gates Quartet’s final American concert before we left on our European Farewell tour and I so much appreciated that. Now I get to sing your favorite song at your memorial service; “10,000 Reasons”. Let me know what you think.

    I will never forget the last words between us. On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, we were walking out of the YMCA into the parking lot and said this to each other:

    Me: “Hey Davey boy, even though you lack the intelligence to understand “Reverse Mortgage”, I still love you!”

    Dave: You laughed and said: “I love you too, Richie! Have a great day golfing tomorrow!”

    What is most encouraging through the grief is the fact that you are now with your Lord & Savior, and we rejoice in that! Glory be to God and I am right behind you, Dave! I love you like a brother!

  4. Dave was such a caring, loving , Godly man, friend, father to Eric & Jacob, and loving husband to Linda. He so caringly taught Sunday School kindergarten kids, ushered and was always ready to give a hug.He had a great sense of humor that made us laugh and wonderful stories of his fishing adventures. He took my husband & son’s fishing. They will never forget that. We will miss that wonderful smile that lit up his face and that sparkle in his eyes. Whenever I asked him how he was doing, he”did say, Susie, I’m doing alright. He never complained.
    Dave, we will miss you, but it’s never really goodbye because we’re looking forward to being with you again in heaven. There is a hello after goodbye. We love you buddy. Till we meet again.
    Steve & Sue Shubinski

  5. Sue Hardy says:

    My biggest memory of David is that big. Smile on his face. Xxxoo

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