Dear PO3 Daniel Douglas,
TogetherWeServed is very sorry to relay the sad news that your Shipmate, Biederman, Dave, PO3 has passed away. The following is the information that we received:
David L. Biederman, 71,died at 5:10 p.m. March 31, 2013, at his residence. He was born May 9, 1941, in Lima to Robert Owen and Oneta Evelyn Watt Biederman, who preceded him in death. He married Rose Janet Musto on July 13, 1963, and she survives in Lima. Mr. Biederman had worked in heating and air conditioning for years. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and enjoyed golfing and bowling in the Knights of Columbus league. He was also an avid Buckeye, Browns and Reds fan. He had served in the Navy. Survivors also include three children, Douglas L. (Kami) Biederman, of Lima, Shelly (Scott) Farler, of Lakeview, and Michael (Kris Bryan) Biederman, of Lima; five grandchildren, Corey and Casey Davisson, Lance Cpl. Douglas (Chelsy) Biederman II, and Paige and Christopher Biederman; a twin sister, Diane (Gary) Maze, of Lima; brother-in-law, Raymond (Barb) Musto, of Lima; a sister-in-law, Mary Theresa Ciminillo, of Lima; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly (Jim) Grothaus. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 9, at St. Rose Catholic Church. Father David Ross will officiate. Memorial contributions may be given to Lima Central Catholic High School or to St. Rose Catholic Church. Condolences may be shared at bayliffandson.com.
Quote from shipmate: Dave was an Engineman third class we took many liberties together. I was the one who tagged him with the name Diving Dave Biederman. The handle was bestowed on him due to an incident that took place while tied up in Barcelona. Dave went aboard an English destroyer Med moored near the Altair's berth. He and a few limey sailors got into the rum rations and within a short period Dave was literally knee walking drunk. Eugene Whalen Engineman 3 and I were going back to the ship when we observed Dave trip on the narrow gang way and do a perfect roll and three point landing on the pier in front of us. We picked him up under both arms and drug him back to our ship. with a big grin that shined through a bloody nose he said in a cockney accent "Mushed ha missed that one old salt" . From then on he was "Diving Dave"
Shipmate Biederman's family can be reached at: 2281 Lakewood Ave., Lima, OH 45805; 419.222.8618