Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels

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Alvin H Fried

August 17, 1932November 5, 2019

It’s with profound sadness we announce that Dr. Alvin “Al” Fried (a.k.a “Pop-Pop”), 87, passed away Tuesday November 5th, 2019 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. He was surrounded by his loving family and went to his eternal rest peacefully. Al battled leukemia but didn’t let that change his upbeat and optimistic personality. He leaves his wife of 20 years, Vivian (Vitale) Fried, daughter Debra (Jeffrey) Berlin, his son Stephen (Angela) Fried, grandchildren Jessica (David Meier) and Scott Berlin, Deanna, Jennifer, and Matthew Fried, and mother-in-law Jean Vitale. Extended family members include Jarrod Blum (Danielle), Jamie Blum (Alan Salvestrini), and grandchildren Taylor-Paige and Aaron Blum along with many other extended family members and close friends. His wife of 40 years, Helen (Rochestie), preceded him in death in 1996. Al was born in Trenton NJ in 1932 to Charles and Kitty Fried. He graduated from Trenton High school in 1951 and was accepted into Princeton University, graduating Cum Laude in 1953. In 1957, he received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and performed his residency and internship at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. He has published articles in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences and American Journal of Medical Quality, amongst others. Dr. Fried served his country as a Captain and Internist in the United States Army Medical Corps from July 1961 to June of 1963. Al was an accomplished Internist with a specialty in diabetes and hypoglycemia. He established his medical practice of over 40 years in West Long Branch in 1963 and also pursued his passion for research. He was associated with Monmouth Medical Center and held the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award since its inception. He maintained professional relationships over a span of 40 years with Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI) as a member of its Executive Board, Peer Review Organization (PRO), and Med Metrix. He also sat on several boards in both a professional and charitable capacity, including the West Long Branch Board of Education. In addition to being a pillar of the community, Al was instrumental in working with the American Cancer Society to create Helen’s Room at the Society’s office at Manasquan, NJ to honor his late wife and her enormous charitable contributions to the Cancer Society during her life. He was also a member of Temple Beth Miriam for over 40 years. It was hard not to have a smile when Al pulled out his violin at gatherings for command performances. He loved playing tennis, bocce, and cards with his friends at the Rolling Meadows community in addition to collecting stamps and coins. His love of research wasn’t limited to the medical field, however, as he loved using his abilities to study and analyze the stock market, choosing which team would win a football game and, of course (well known to friends and family alike), answering trivia questions on his beloved Jeopardy. He liked to show how confident he was completing the Sunday New York Times crossword using an ink pen (but he never mentioned the pen was erasable.) His intelligence and love of life will resonate for many years to come. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all those who loved him. “Alex, I will take Memories for $1000.” “The question is: ‘When Irving Berlin wrote “the song is ended but the melody lingers on...,” to whom may he be referring?” “Who is Dr. Alvin H. Fried, Alex?” A funeral service will be held on Friday November 8 at 12:00 PM at Temple Beth Miriam in Elberon. Interment will be at the Temple Beth Miriam Cemetery in Neptune. The family is requesting donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (donate.lls.org) in lieu of flowers. Dr. Alvin H. Fried


  • Vivian Fried, Wife
  • Debra Berlin, Daughter
  • Stephen Fried, Son


  • Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Burial Friday, November 8, 2019


Alvin H Fried

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Diana and Paul Jr Schaaff

November 9, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the family of our friend and long time neighbor. Dr. Fried was kind and generous. Our sympathy to Stephen, Debbie and Vivian. Fondly, the Schaaff’s

Traudy and John Grande

November 8, 2019

We knew Al through music and his participation and performing on the violin at our annual music fest.

It is with great sadness that we heard the news of his passing. Before performing on his violin, he always shared some interesting anecdotes or tidbits about what he was playing. He entertained us all. We loved him and will miss him dearly.

Our heartfelt condolences to Vivian, Debbie and the family

Traudy and John

Deborah Ungerleider

November 8, 2019

Condolences to Dr. Fried’s family and friends. Although I never met him in person and only spoke to him once or twice, I appreciate his work and oversight of all of our review work. I’m sure he will be missed....Dr. Deborah Ungerleider, Reviewer for HQSI.

Villi Zeltser

November 7, 2019

With pain in our hearts we learned the sad news about the passing of one of our dear students and a good friend, Alvin Fried.

We knew him as a warm-hearted and kind man, with a love for music and the violin, an excellent sense of humor, and an optimistic outlook on life. This is how we will always remember him.

Our sincere condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed.

Villi and Frima 

Kevin Brieva

November 7, 2019

DR Fried you will be missed. He was one of the nicest people i have ever met, his kindness will never be forgotten. Our conversations will be kept in my heart forever.

My sincere condolences to the family and my prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.

God Bless

Joel Ross

November 6, 2019

Al was a “one of a kind” doctor. While working as a discharge planner he found a way every time to talk with docs like myself to help us with appropriate discharge planning for patients and always in a cheerful thoughtful manner. We have lost a great one.

Marian Pincus Warshauer

November 6, 2019

In 1979, when I was hospitalized for 6 weeks with broken bones after a car accident and though he was my doctor too, he said I am checking on you daily as a friend...... May his memory be a blessing.

Agnes Korman

November 6, 2019

My heart breaks to hear this sad news. Dr. Fried will never be forgotten. I will always remember how much he loved cookies and the smile it brought to his face when he received a homemade batch from my girls, his many stories, and the laughs we had trying to navigate the computer.. We will miss him terribly.

Sending our love, and deepest sympathy to his family at this most difficult time. Love always, Agnes and family

Lisa Henninger

November 6, 2019

So sorry to hear this news. Sending my condolences to Dr. Fried's family.

Lisa Henninger
(colleague of Dr. Fried)