Frank A. FriedmanDecember 23, 1918 ~ September 9, 2017 (age 98)
Frank A Friedman, of Pittsburgh, on Saturday, September 9, 2017, a few months shy of his 99th birthday. Lifelong resident of Pittsburgh. Married to the late Joan “Ducks” Welsby Friedman for 71 years. Beloved father of Laura (Robert) Schneider, Judy Friedman (Stephen Steurer), Abbie (Steve) Greenberg, Joel Friedman and the late Rebecca Gudelsky. Loving grandpa of Brian Schneider (Emily Major), Aliza Steurer (Steve DiDomenico), Samara (Dave) Wheaton, Erin Steurer (Edward Espinal), Kendra Greenberg (Nick Caito), Stephen A. Steurer, and Daniel (Abbey) Gudelsky. Great grandpa of Eddie and Theo DiDomenico, Stella Wheaton, Rocco Gudelsky and Elijah Espinal. Brother of EdnaBelle (Sis) Kalson, the late Paula Ruth Mitchel and the late Jerome Friedman. “Frankie,” as Joan loved to call him, served in the Army Air Force during WWll as a Second Lt, flying 25 missions over Europe as a navigator on B17 bombers. After returning to the states he made a successful career of representing numerous and diverse furniture manufacturers and traveling to see his many customers. In his later years, he enjoyed swimming at the YMWHA in Oakland, filming family events, and watching football games, documentaries, musicals and old movies (particularly about WWll),. He also loved listening to music and his favorite radio station, NPR. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a nickname for every person he encountered, with especially endearing ones for the family. Frank and Joan both donated their bodies to Humanity Gifts Registry for scientific research. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to the ANTHONY M. MUSMANNO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 700 7TH St., McKees Rocks, PA 15136.