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    M. Leonard Friedman passed away peacefully on June 1, 2014 at age 95. Born on December 18, 1918 in Philadelphia, he was the son of Anna (Steiger) and Samuel Friedman. He resided in Norristown with his beloved wife Helen B. (Garber) Friedman who passed away in 2008. Leonard is survived by his son Manny Friedman and daughter Rosa Hibbs (Bob). He was the cherished grandfather of Alex, Annie and the Late Michael.

     

    M. Leonard Friedman passed away peacefully on June 1, 2014 at age 95. Born on December 18, 1918 in Philadelphia, he was the son of Anna (Steiger) and Samuel Friedman. He resided in Norristown with his beloved wife Helen B. (Garber) Friedman who passed away in 2008. Leonard is survived by his son Manny Friedman and daughter Rosa Hibbs (Bob). He was the cherished grandfather of Alex, Annie and the Late Michael. Leonard was the dear brother of Kay Poliner and Janet Schwartz. Leonard graduated University of Pennsylvania and received a MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Taking over the family business, he was the proprietor of the Friedman's New York Store in Norristown for almost 50 years. Leonard began playing the violin at the age of eight and has played Main Line, Germantown, Norristown and Doylestown symphonies. Lately, the residents at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life enjoyed his music. In 1940, he began a tour of duty with the US Army. In 1943 he was assigned to duty on tank destroyers and in 1945 he was stationed with the infantry in Italy and remained active in the Reserves for many years. Leonard had many interests and was very involved in the community. He was a member of the Jewish Community Center, Past President of B'nai B'rith, a member of Tiferet Bet Israel, Kiwanis, Royal Arch Masons Chapter 190 and of Forest No. 41, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Boy Scout Troop 4 and Assistant Scoutmaster of Norristown Troop 13, YMHA, American Red Cross, Community Chest, United Fund and the Salvation Army. Relatives and friends are invited to Leonard's Funeral Service was held at Boyd-Horrox of Norristown, 200 W. Germantown Pike on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM, followed by his interment at Tiferet Bet Israel Cemetery.

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