Robert (Bob) Frederick Frieler, 87, of Columbia, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he was a son of the late Frederick Arthur and Georgia Marie Frieler. Bob served in the United States Navy and enjoyed a long career with IBM that began while he was serving his country. His career with IBM began in Endicot, New York where he and Pat married in 1956. While with IBM, Bob and Pat enjoyed 13 happy years in Cheraw, SC and then in Columbia where they have resided since 1970. After retiring, they enjoyed extensive travel that has provided many happy memories. His interests included Genealogy and he served as a past President of the Greenville Genealogy Society.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years Patricia Ivey Frieler; children; Karen Ringer (Reid) of Saluda, South Carolina, Steven Frieler of Cuenca, Ecuador; and Kathryn Elmore (Tim) of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Grandchildren: Brooke Weber (Ike) of San Diego, California; Bailey Elmore of New York State; and Anna Ringer of Saluda, South Carolina.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 6 th at Greenlawn Memorial Park at 12:30 o’clock officiated by Rev. Robert Winburn. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 11:00 – 12:00 o’clock at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Spring Valley Baptist Church, 91 Polo Road, Columbia, South Carolina, 29223.

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