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David P. Follman

March 18, 1974 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 49) 49 Years Old

David Follman Obituary

Niskayuna - David P. Follman, 49, passed away at his home peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2024 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Machester, CT he is the son of Michael Follman and Eda Klinger.

David was a graduate of White Plains High School, Class of 1992 and would go on to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University and his Master’s Degree from The University of California Santa Barbara. He was a brilliant engineer and material scientist who worked for Thorlabs.

In graduate school, David was an integral member of The Crooked Necked Giraffes softball team at UC Santa Barbara, a group that has created lifelong friendships. He was a writer, loved jazz music and had a razor-sharp wit.

David was an avid Yankees fan. But what he loved most of all was playing chauffeur to his children and cheering them on in all of their sports and activities.

David is survived by his loving wife, Jenifer Follman, beloved children, Sara, Isaac and Eli; his mother, Eda (Bernie) Klinger; his father, Michael (Deborah Robbins) Follman; his brother, Michael (Debbie Cheng) Klinger; his sisters, Rebecca (David) Stiles and Joanna (Alex) Wolff. He is also survived by many relatives and dear friends.

Those wishing to remember David in a special way can make memorial contributions in his name to a charity of your choice.

A memorial service for David will be held on Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 pm at Congregation Gates of Heaven 852 Ashmore Ave. in Schenectady. 

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