aka “Cowboy Dave”, 63, a resident of Durham, NC, died on June 20, 2010 while riding his favorite motorcycle home from work.
He was born on September 30, 1946 in Vallejo, CA to Henry Hermann Gerberding and Freda Louise Kirchmeyer. David was a loving husband and father and will be remembered for his multitudes of stories and jokes, his encyclopedic knowledge of world events, his excellent dancing skill, and most of all, his days in the kitchen nourishing our hearts and souls one plate at a time.
He was employed as a Butcher at the Whole Foods Markets in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh, NC, CA and TX since 2001.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of over 28 years, Victoria Anne Albright, his children Nesta Louise Gerberding , 27, and Kevin Christopher Gerberding , 25, his son-in-law Phillip Anthony, Jr., and two grandchildren, Phillip Anthony III and Ian David Anthony, 22 months old. He has lived in Durham, NC since 2004.
The family will receive guests Friday, June 25 from 6:00-10:00 pm at their private home (for location info call 919-758-6992). In lieu of flowers or food, David requested donations be sent to WUNC Public Radio- Gerberding Memorial, 120 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 The family requests stories, anecdotes and pictures be emailed to nesta. gerberding @gmail.com. Arrangements are being handled by Hudson Funeral Home.