Randall A. Friedrich, 66

Published 8:42 am Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Randall A. Friedrich, 66

Randall A. Friedrich, 66, of Mulberry, Florida, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, while recovering after an accident in mid-December 2018.

Randall graduated from East Tennessee State University and received a Masters of Business Administration. He held numerous management and administrative positions with several companies over the years that included Allied Signal Aerospace Co. in Tempe, Arizona, General Dynamics, in Camden, Arkansas, Burroughs Corporation, in McLean, Virginia, Kilgore Corporation, in Toone, Tennessee, and Enterprise Electronics, in Dothan, Alabama. These jobs involved military and commercial aircraft, defense missile projects, infrared devices, Doppler weather radar, and ensuring compliance with federal and defense acquisition regulations.

Randall also contracted with a Japanese firm to teach business-related English to Japanese executives. During this time, he also taught several classes of personal conversational English, and that was when he met and married his wife of 20 years, Mie.

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He enjoyed many hobbies, including target shooting of various weapons, both modern and antique, collecting black powder antique guns, and restoring antique automobiles. He was a licensed gun dealer in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Annandale, Virginia, and attended King of Glory Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Randall was preceded in death by his mother, Alice L. Friedrich. He is survived by his wife, Mie T. Friedrich of Mulberry; son, Allen B. Friedrich of Phoenix; father, Albert H. Friedrich of Williamsburg; and brother, Dr. Jay B. Friedrich of Richmond, Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Burial will be held at a later date at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Williamsburg. Bucktrout Funeral Home is assisting the family.