Bernard ("Bud") Liedman, 78, president and founder of Mid-Atlantic Wood Preserver, Inc., in Baltimore and a lifelong supporter of the Jewish community, died Aug. 20. He was a resident of Philadelphia.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Liedman was a founding member of the Oxford Circle Jewish Community Center, as well as a past president of the synagogue and its Men's Club.
Liedman and his late wife, Jean, were recipients of the Legion of Honor Award of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, in addition to the State of Israel's New Life Peace Award. He was a prominent supporter of Israel, and honored for his generosity to Israel Bonds.
He was also an advocate of the Beit Halochim Rehabilitation Center for the Israeli war-wounded, and has been active in the Federation Allied Jewish Appeal.
Liedman, along with his second wife Vilma, was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park; Beth El Congregation in Margate, N.J.; and Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Pikesville, Md.
In addition, he served as a past president of the Philadelphia Lumbermen's Credit Association, the Philadelphia Lumbermen's Labor Association, the Philadelphia Home Builders Association, the Maryland Home Builders Association and the Society of American Wood Preservers.
He is survived by his wife, Vilma Liedman; sons Dr. Carl Liedman and Frederic Liedman; stepdaughters Dr. Sherry Cooper and Charlotte Kleeman; 10 grandchildren; a niece; and a great-niece and great-nephew.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Jean Liedman, in 1990, and by a son, Ira Liedman, in 1981.