Bernard A.L. Friedman 1923 - 2016

Obituary of Bernard Friedman

Bernard A. Friedman (93) of Scarsdale died September 12, 2016 after a brief illness. Recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star as a WWII veteran, Bern was a graduate of the University of Illinois and Harvard Law School (’50) where he was editor and president of the Daily Record. A litigator for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice for 27 years, he was a FINRA arbiter for over a decade. He was an officer and longtime member of The Bohemians Music Club of NY. His memory is a blessing to his wife of 59 years, Sonya, his sisters Esther (Opotzner) and Charlotte (Nathan), his children Frank (Melissa), Ellen, and Janice Prudhomme (Chris), his 6 grandchildren, and

many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Al. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to The Metropolitan Opera Foundation or the American Heart Association.

Funeral Service

11:00 am Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Weinstein Memorial Chapel, Inc.
1652 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, New York, United States


Arlington National Cemetery
George Washington Pkwy
Arlington, Virginia, United States


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    Gretchen Ford says

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of a wonderful man. As much as your family is distinguished by enviable accomplishments, you are far more distinguished by your character, your kindness and your generosity of spirit. It was a privilege to be invited into the Friedman house and to be treated like family. There was always warmth, humor and laughter to be found. Gretchen Ford

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