Daniel J. Friedman

December 2, 1926March 28, 2021

Daniel J. Friedman

Born December 2, 1926, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, March 28, 2021. He was surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Dolly-ellen Friedman and their 3 children, Alan, Douglas and Nicole, son-in-law Paul Harman, daughter-in-law Alyson Friedman and grandchildren Grace and her husband Peter, Tristan, Ethan and Jake. He was big brother to the late Arlene Simon, who is survived by the Hon. Michael Simon and his wife, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici.

Dan, a true gentleman, scholar, lover of puns and avid sports enthusiast, had great passions for skiing, sailing and tennis, all of which sparked a profound love for playing together as a family. He was one of the good guys.

His respect for and devotion to service during WW2 while in the United States Air Corps, defined his character, providing a foundation of pride and sense of duty, as well as a bountiful resource for stories.

The Nuremberg trials and his love of The Law drove his decision to become an attorney. The eponymous law firm he founded 40+years ago in New York City continues under the leadership of his son Alan Friedman, his partner of 30+ years. In his law practice, Dan fought for injured people, always with compassion, tenacity, and a righteous sense of justice.

Due to Covid restrictions there will be a private family graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Daniel J. Friedman to

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  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021


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Rachael Robbins

April 5, 2021

Oh dolly! I’m so sorry for your epic loss. I will always remember you & Dan as the cutest, most chill, classy, loving, supportive couple ever!! I’m glad you had so many wonderful years together and have a whole crew of kids and grandkids to lift you up during these hard times.

Xoxo Rachael

Andrea Alonso

March 29, 2021

I greatly admired and respected Mr. Friedman. He was a brilliant, warm and funny man. He loved his family and the law. A great liberal I enjoyed speaking with him and consider him a mentor. I will try to emulate him the rest of my life. Farewell my friend. Andrea