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Alvin Friedman

Born 1929
Died December 29, 2023

Wonderful and loving Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather to be, Alvin passed peacefully at the age of 94. A life well lived.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, to Paul and Jean Friedman, Al met the love of his life Leila Taub at Lafayette High School. They were married in 1950, spent 67 years together, and held hands each night as they slept.

Al was the most content person you could ever meet. He loved and took great pride in his family. His three children and five grandchildren were his treasures and each one was given special time. He never turned down a game of Hi Ho Cherry-O or hesitated to provide good advice if asked.

Al deeply valued his work in sales, a career in which he excelled for more than 50 years. He always said that you should treat every customer’s business as if it were your own. Volunteer work also brought both pride and pleasure. Whether teaching Seniors defensive driving at the JCC or helping kids at School 19 learn to read, Al delighted all with his wit and compassion. He could captivate a room with his storytelling.

Funny, witty, dirty and endearing…he lit up the room.

Dad loved boating on Canandaigua Lake, 40s jazz, and the many trips he took with Mom all over the world. Later, he was known as the “Mayor” of the 6th floor at the Jewish Home and likened himself to the Chairman of the Board (a reference to Frank Sinatra). There he held court with his special kind of humor and warmth. No one who met him will ever forget him….especially his unusual knack for winning at Bingo.

Al is survived by his children Paul (Peggy), Robert (Suzie) and Bobbi (Dave). Grandchildren Stephanie (Jason), Jordan, Emma, Chloe and Sarah.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. We want to thank all of the Nurses, Aides and Staff on 6 SW, and the Hospice staff who provided Dad with dignity and comfort as he passed away naturally and gracefully, with love.

Donations can be made in his honor to the Jewish Home of Rochester (Donate Online)

 

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