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Hal Friedman

February 19, 1926 - June 22, 2020

Hal Friedman, age 94, of Floral Park, NY, formerly of Pembroke Pines, FL, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Hal was an example to all who knew him, living his life with kindness, compassion and generosity. He was an extraordinary father, imparting wisdom and life lessons that were never forgotten and often shared with the generations that followed. He will be greatly missed by his family.

Born in New York, NY on February 19, 1926, he was the son of the late Albert and Henrietta (Dubinsky) Friedman. Hal, one of the Greatest Generation, proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Force as an aerial gunner with the 896th Bomber Squadron during World War II, stationed on the island on Saipan.

He worked as a representative for a silk screen manufacturing company. Hal was an active golfer, competing in various tournaments over the years.

In addition to his parents, Hal was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel (Blauweiss) Friedman. Hal was twice blessed, spending an additional 29 years with his loving partner, Elaine Schneider. Never spending more than two days apart, Elaine passed away after a brief illness, on the same day as Hal. He is survived by his son, Martin Friedman (Carolyn); grandchildren, Todd Phelan (Nellie) and Kimberly Seymour (Greg); and great grandchildren, Henry Phelan, Evelyn and Bennett Seymour.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hal’s memory to a charity of your choice.

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4 Guestbook messages for Hal Friedman

  • Marty, your Dad was a wonderful man. Always enjoyed being in his company on holidays or family get togethers. May he RIP & his memory be for a blessing.

    Love, Barbara Becker.

  • My Uncle Hal was a true gentleman, a family man, smart and loving. I will hear his voice in my head for the rest of my life. I wish i had known more about his time in the military, another facet to his life that he didn’t talk about, at least with me. He cared for his wife, Muriel through her sickness and then was a supportive and loving partner to Elaine Schneider for so many years. He was always concerned about the welfare of my mother, his only sibling, throughout her life, but especially in later years. The fact that he drove several hours to be with his children and grandchildren for Father’s Day is proof of his devotion to them. Rest in peace, Uncle Hal. Your memory will certainly be a blessing to your descendants.

  • A great brother-in-law. He will be missed.

  • Wow I wasn’t aware Great Uncle Hal was a WWII hero. He would have been quite a young soldier. I am not surprised. Every year I got to see him since I was a boy on different holidays when he would come to see my Grandma Shirley, and as I heard from my Mom, even after my grandmother left us he would come. He was also friendly, also soft spoken. He would always stand tall and strong and give you a sense of confidence when around him. May his memory be a blessing, and may our children be gentlemen and ladies as was Uncle Hal. Love and condolences to Marty and your whole family.