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Richard Michael Feddersohn


Last updated 9/24/2018 at 8:48am

Richard Michael Feddersohn passed away suddenly at the young age of 53 at his home in Fallbrook, September 11, 2018. He was a long-time resident of San Diego County.

Born September 24, 1964, Rich is survived by his loving mother, Virginia (Ginny) Clendenin, with whom he resided, and his father, William Feddersohn. Rich's brothers, Scott Feddersohn (spouse Ivana), and Sean Clendenin (spouse Ali) also mourn his passing. He was a fun loving and entertaining uncle to their children, Hannah and Luke Feddersohn and Landon and Dillon Clendenin.

Rich was predeceased by his Aunt Carol. He leaves behind her children and his close cousins Chris, Sue, Darla, Mark, as well as his Aunt Cathy and her daughters Dana, Amanda, Tracy, and their extended families. The cousins shared many crazy adventures growing up in our very close family, and we will take comfort in reliving those stories with laughter, and in some cases (for the moms) shock and awe.

As a very young man Rich worked the "tough jobs", including RCP Block and Brick, where his duties involved operating heavy equipment and maintaining the rock and granite in the yards. He was never afraid to get his hands dirty and work hard.

After receiving his BA in electronics engineering, he worked as a senior engineer for a variety of high tech companies, such as Comcast and Motorola, and as a civilian employee at military bases including Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Group and the Office of Submarine Warfare Sonar Simulation Systems in San Diego. He attained a secret security clearance and traveled to several states and Canada as a troubleshooter.

Rich was an intelligent man who often learned by doing, and he could fix just about anything. He not only took great care of his own vehicles, he made sure his mother's car was in tip-top shape. When she bought her home in Fallbrook he, with some help from his cousins, completely remodeled it and made sure it was beautiful and comfortable for his mom. When he purchased his condo he remodeled it too, inside and out, by himself. Everything he did was professional and precise.

Rich loved people. He would talk to anyone, anywhere, any time. His most recent job was driving for Uber and Lyft, an ideal match because he loved to drive and he loved peoples' stories. His riders' ratings were the highest, "best driver ever, best conversation, cleanest car"!

He would often strike up a conversation with his neighbors, especially his good buddy Jeff, and his friends Victoria and Gabby at the Circle K. He was interested in what people had to say, their ideas, their opinions, and he never, ever judged anyone or thought less of them for any reason. He was quirky, he was funny, his questions or comments could be surprising, and he was never boring.

In 2012 Rich found his best friend and most loyal companion online. Her name is Millie, a Cairn Terrier mix he rescued from Mexico. They were inseparable, and she looks for him every day. Rich's mom is now Millie's best friend and her extended family is taking good care of her. Rich's love of animals goes back many years; he and Millie were a perfect pair. He was so proud of her.

Services were held on September 18 at Berry Bell and Hall Mortuary in Fallbrook, officiated by Reverend Ward Beverson. Rich was laid to rest right next to his beloved grandparents, John and Peggy Valla, in Fallbrook's Masonic Cemetery. It comforts us to know he is with family.

If you would like to honor Rich's memory, please donate to: Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary, 230 W. Aviation Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028,

"They are not dead who live on in the hearts they loved"

Please remember Rich at his very best, and leave the rest behind.


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