Samuel Hicks “Colonel” Friedman
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Samuel Hicks “Colonel” Friedman

FRIEDMAN: Samuel Hicks “Colonel” Friedman, on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Beloved son of the late Eva Shulgold Friedman and O. Hicks Friedman, Esq. Brother of the late Ellen Friedman Harlow. Survived by loving niece Randi Harlow and nephew Glenn (E.B. Pepper) Harlow. Also survived by great-nephews Kristofer and Max. The family wishes to thank his dedicated caregivers. Hicks was a very accomplished, loving, and eccentric personality. He grew up in Squirrel Hill, and after graduating from Taylor Allderdice High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. As one of America’s best and brightest, Hicks served in the V-2 Program as part of his Naval service. After leaving the Navy, Hicks went on to obtain two undergraduate and one master’s degree and then attended Dickinson School of Law. Then, Hicks moved on to a career as an insurance and investment advisor, where he joyfully plied his craft at various golf courses and clubs. He was a proud and devoted son and loved his immediate and extended family dearly. Hicks loved animals, golf, and participated in many legendary poker games over the years. He was a prolific and published artist, a 70-year Master Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite for 50 years. “When I was young and in my prime….” Services and Interment were Private. Contributions may be made to the Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh, 6926 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com

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