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Harry Friedman

Harry Friedman
Harry Friedman
FREIDMAN: It is with a deep sadness and remorse that we announce the passing of Harry Friedman on the morning of the second day of Shavuot, 7 Sivan 5777 (June 1, 2017) after heroically struggling against the debilitation of senile cardiomyopathy and succumbing to respiratory failure. He was born on July 24,1928, into the wonderful antebellum Jewish world of Brooklyn in the 1930s and 1940s. He was the third son of Morris, a kosher butcher, and Yetta Friedman, brother of Jack and George. He married Beverly Faust on November 13, 1948, and they had a storybook marriage of 69 years. He was father of Edward, Steven and Jeff, grandfather of Mara, Graham, Mathew, Spencer and Jason, great-grandfather of Max and Maya Jude, father-in-law of Kathryn and Terez. Always a great athlete, he won the 1946 New York City Vocational High School Championship (as point guard) only to play opposite Bob Cousy in the All-City playoffs (unfortunately his team lost). After graduation he learned the printing business and subsequently formed a very successful company, Commercial Press, Inc. He and Beverly created a welcoming home steeped in yiddishkeit. He was a great supporter of Israel. He and Beverly strongly supported Pittsburgh’s Jewish Residential Services and many other charities. Contributions may be made to Jewish Residential Services, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh 15217.

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