Robert Friedman

June 3, 1941July 11, 2012

Robert “Bob” Friedman

71, of Jupiter passed away on July 11, 2012. Bob had been a permanent resident of Jupiter since 1996.

Bob, a graduate of the University of Illinois, was an architect and educator. He was Jupiter Town Counselor; Vice Chancellor of the Board of Regents, Vice President of FAU, Chairman of Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); he had served 5 years at the Governor’s pleasure with the South Florida Water Management District, among many other accomplishments.

In addition to being a loving family man, Bob had a passion for education, boating and for the Town of Jupiter. He will always be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years René, daughter Robin Friedman; son Ronald and his wife Allysa Friedman; grandchildren Cal, Myles, and Cameron; his sisters Susan Wislow and her husband Bob, Linda Kahn and her husband Aaron Burstein; many special nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his dog Rudder.

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 17th at 11 a.m., at Temple Beth Am, 2250 Central Blvd, Jupiter. Shiva will be observed at the family home immediately following the service on Tuesday until 9 p.m., and on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to FAU Lifelong Learning Society of Jupiter, Attn: Josette Valenza, 5353 Parkside Drive PA 136, Jupiter, FL 33458.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  • Shiva Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  • Shiva Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Angie Whitehead Giovenco

August 6, 2012

I just wanted ya'll to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for you loss.

August 3, 2012

Dear Rene and Family,

Please accept my condolences on Bob's passing. May the love and memories of the wonderful life you shared bring you comfort. His larger than life smile and warmth was felt by all who met Bob, but certainly no one can feel the loss more than his loving wife and daughter.

With much love. Aaron Kula

July 27, 2012

Trusting in God's Promises
Comfort for your sorrow,
courage for each day,
Strength to face this journey,
His Word to light your way,
His peace to fill your heart,
although you may not understand,
And his love to hold you gently
in the hollow of His hand.
“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”-John 14:18.
With Deep Sympathy,

L. G.

July 23, 2012

Rene and Family: It has been many years since our families lived next door in Tampa, but we never forget good neighbors. We are so sorry to hear of Bob's death. We are thinking of you. Take care. Jim and Vickie Tanaka

July 19, 2012

Dear Bob,
Rene' will miss you....your family will miss you...Jupiter will miss you....the world will miss you....and I will miss you. Please watch over all of us...and let us learn from your lessons.
Bob Kahn

Carolynn Garozzo

July 17, 2012

Rene & Family,

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I've had the pleasure of working with Bob while Patty was on leave. He was a man with great respect and family was very important to him. With deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Bobbi Rice

July 17, 2012

With sincere heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Amy Broderick

July 16, 2012

Dear Rene and Family,

You are in our thoughts, and we extend our deepest sympathies to all of you.

Amy, Mark, and Henry

Doug and Joy McGetchin

July 16, 2012

Our condolences to Rene and family. Our thoughts are with you.

Abby Ross

July 16, 2012

Dear Rene and Family:

I have known Bob for many years through various local civic events. He was a nice man who cared deeply about his community and his family. He will be missed dearly.