Dr. Charles Charley Alvin Friedman

August 26, 1945January 26, 2014

Charles A. Friedman, MD, 68, of Houston, TX, formerly of Jackson and Tupelo MS, on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Beloved husband of Ruth (Laufer) Friedman. Devoted father of Judah Friedman and his wife Darci of Cleveland, OH and Adam Friedman and his wife Corey Zehngebot of Boston, MA. Adored grandfather of Samuel and Ari Friedman of Cleveland, OH. Dear brother of Stanley Friedman and his wife Rena Feller of Memphis, TN. Loving uncle of Max and Abbye Friedman of Memphis, TN. He was predeceased by his parents Jennye and Milton Friedman of Memphis TN. Services at Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., Brookline on Thursday, January 30 at 1PM. Burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Park, 41 Dedham St., Sharon. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training fundraising efforts:


  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dr. Charles Charley Alvin Friedman

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Karen Hirakawa

November 3, 2014

For Ruth and your little ones, now men. I was shocked to read of Charlie's death. He always seemed so young at heart and full of life. Charlie truly loved his family! I will never forget my time as his nurse at Baptist in Jackson. Sending warm regards and special prayers for you and your sons, Ruth.

February 7, 2014

Although I did not know Dr. Friedman personally, I would like to share a thought with all who have posted loving words. His legacy will live on through his son, Dr. Judah. His thorough and diligent work as a physician at University Hospital in Cleveland Ohio saved my fathers life. He did this with respect, humor, compassion and professionalism that we as a family have never experienced. To Grace, please know how truly sorry we are for your loss. But I want to thank you and your husband for the gift of Judah. He will continue to be a remarkable physician and gentleman, just like his father.
God Bless you all.
Sandy Frantz Warren, Ohio

Alison Cason

February 7, 2014

Dr. Friedman started in the NICU in Tupelo about the same time. I loved and respected him. He was an excellent and caring doctor. I loved his Ruthie stories! I always got a kick out of him and his food (where did he up it all?)! Prayers for all of you. Just know that the staff that worked with him loved him and he will be missed so very much.

Charlotte Savarese

February 5, 2014

Sympathy to all Charlie's family. I'm not sure if he is the doc I worked with in Jackson, MS @ Hinds General Hospital or not. I moved to Texas & lost touch with the people I worked with. Is there any way for someone to let me know if Charlie is the same Charlie I knew & worked with? All the comments sound like he is the same Charlie. Thank you so much & again we send our sympathies.

Lisa Martinez

February 5, 2014

Dr. Friedman was one of the best doctors that I have ever worked with, always with a smile and a caring word for the nurses and families. He always had the time to teach. My husband and I were going on a trip to Memphis, Dr. Friedman made a map of all the must sees in Memphis for us. Will never forget his smile and his "thanks". Prayers and sympathy to the family. MH-SW

Linda Laurie

February 5, 2014

To the Friedman Family, May you be comforted by loving memories, though the ones we love may leave life as we know it, in our memory, the love we know will always carry on. Dr Friedman was such a kind, sweet person and an extraordinary Dr. to the tiny patients he cared for so much. And we all know how much he loved his wife Ruthie. He would so look forward to having lunch with you or eating the lunch you packed for him. We all thought that was so cute and sweet. I know I will miss him dearly. I loved talking to him about all kinds of things not just NICU stuff, he knew so much about alot of things. With deepest sympathy Linda Laurie

Alma Ellis

February 4, 2014

Ruth, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


February 3, 2014


February 3, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Charley in Tupelo and my co-worker worked with him in Jackson. He made such an impact on us. We often say "What would Charley do?". Just last week, we said that Charley would be able to diagnosis this infant.
Joy Perilloux, Baton Rouge

Kristen Brandt

February 3, 2014

Dr Charley made such an impact in so many lives. I will truly miss his long talks and stories. My heart aches for his family and friends. God Bless you Charley....