Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, May 24, 2012


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Services Today for Former Pasadena Bar President


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Services are scheduled for today for former Pasadena Bar Association President Fred Soldwedel.

Soldwedel was president of the PBA in 1983-84. He died May 14 in Pasadena at the age of 80.

A native of Illinois, attended Northwestern University, graduating in 1953. He served in the Navy during the Korean conflict, and later in the Reserve, retiring with the rank of captain.

He graduated from law school at Stanford University in 1958. He practiced with Boyle, Atwill and Mardian, earned an LL.M. at the University of Southern California, joined the law firm Parker, Berg, Lord, and became managing partner before leaving to practice “of counsel” for five years with his oldest son Fred D. Soldwedel before retiring.

He served as president or chairman of 13 organizations in greater Pasadena, including, the Chamber of Commerce, Navy League ,Rotary Club, San Gabriel Valley Estate Planning Council, San Marino City Club, San Marino-South Pasadena YMCA, and Pasadena Tournament of Roses.

He is survived by Donna Dawley Soldwedel, his wife of 56 years; their three children Fred Dawley Soldwedel, Kent David Soldwedel, and Karen McHugh; and their granddaughters Katherine Diane and Elizabeth Ann Soldwedel.

Today’s service is scheduled for 4 P.M. at San Marino Community Church. 


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