Duane L. Aikman

April 24, 1942 - May 21, 2015

04/24/1942 - 05/21/2015

Duane L. Aikman

Virginia Beach – Duane Laurence Aikman, 73, passed away on May 21, 2015. He was born April 24, 1942 in Troy, MI to Lawrence and Opal Aikman, of blessed memory.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 49 years, Marlene Aikman; children, Melissa Friedrich and her husband Stephen, of Williamsburg, VA and David Aikman, of Charlottesville, VA; grandchildren, Loren & Chanel Friedrich; siblings, Donald Aikman, Glenna Palmateer, and Ruth Santoro; numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Of blessed memory, brother, Paul Aikman, and sisters, Dorothy Baron and Mabel Baker.

Mr. Aikman proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member Ohef Sholom Temple and The Marilyn and Marvin Simon Jewish Community Center.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 11am in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg officiating. Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Family Service, 260 Grayson Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com

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Don Brydge
8 years ago

Dear Marlene & family,

We are so sorry to hear about Duane.

Had some good times at Bagpipers Lane.

Our prayers are with you.

Pia Brydge

Allan Frost
8 years ago

Dear Marlene and family I’m so sorry for your loss….I played softball with Duane on Sunday mornings years ago and enjoyed his company and friendship. I will miss our conservations and laughter,and again I’m so sorry for your loss. Allan Frost

Sydney Gray
8 years ago

Dear Marlene, I have so many wonderful memories of Duane, and laughter when he wouldn’t give in to the “begging” kids to “let” them win in any game! There is so much sorrow in my heart for you, Melissa, & David. I love you all so much and pray that the comfort from your family and friends will help you through this difficult time. I am so glad we were able to be together thru the years. He was a special man and will always be looking down on you with his love!

All my love,


Richard & Janice Gerhart
8 years ago

Marlene and Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We share your grief. Duane was a beloved uncle. I have so many fun and funny memories of him when growing up. He was a very special man. I pray that God will sustain you and soften your grief at this sad time.

Richard and Janice

Richard Rosenblum
8 years ago

Melissa and David,

I remember your dad well. He was funny and respectful at the same time. He was always proud of the two of you. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Wini Parker
8 years ago

Melissa and family:

Please accept my condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.