Harvey A. Friedman

July 7, 1920November 28, 2010

Beloved husband for 67 years of Dorismae Hacker Friedman; beloved father of Lynn Friedman Hamilton and Leslie Friedman, PhD; dear grandfather of Edward Lowell (Ruth) Plotkin of Scottsdale, AZ, Margery Loren Plotkin and David Hacker (Jenn) Plotkin of Dallas, TX; beloved great-grandfather of Noah, Samuel and Jason Plotkin of Scottdale, AZ and Robert Plotkin of Dallas, TX; beloved son of the late Samuel M. and the late Ida Seidel Friedman; beloved brother and brother-in-law of Sterling (Charlotte) Friedman of Wichita, KS; dear son-in-law of the late Samuel and the late Ruth Hacker. Mr. Friedman was a graduate of Soldan High School and attended Washington University. Mr. Friedman served in the Army Air Force during World War II.

Services: Private interment on Wednesday, December 1st followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 PM at Congregation Temple Israel May Chapel, #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine 4488 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63108 or to the charity of your choice.


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Oliver (Ollie) Ewing

December 15, 2010

To Leslie and the Friedman Family:

Leslie, I have only learned of your father's passing a few moments ago.

May I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this most difficult time.

Your friend

Oliver (Ollie) Ewing
Oakland, CA.

Sandy Kaplan

December 7, 2010

Dorismae, Lynn and Leslie,
I'm so sorry that I did not hear of Harvey's passing and his memorial service until after it took place and had to miss being there for all of you. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband and father. He will be missed by everyone who knew him in our community and beyond. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fondly, Sandy

Liddy Russell

December 3, 2010

To The Friedman Family: So sorry to hear about your loss. A great community leader and very kind person.

Gin Wachter

December 1, 2010

The Saint Louis Art Museum Docents lost a wonderful friend. I am so sorry that I did not hear of Harvey’s passing in time to attend his service. Every year since I first became a docent in 1988, I have had the pleasure of attending the Friedman Lectures at the Museum, a birthday gift for Dorismae that all the docents were invited to share. I have learned so much from these wonderful lectures and particularly at the more casual talks in the galleries for the docents.

Harvey and Dorismae did something else for me that changed my life, as well as the national visibility of the Saint Louis Art Museum. Harvey for Dorismae created a fund to send the Chair and Co-Chair of the Art Museum docents to National Docent Symposia which are held biannually. Because of this generous contribution I attended the National Docent Symposium in 2001. At this symposium I was selected to be on the Board of Directors of the National Docent Symposium Council and later became their President. Because of this I was able to bring the 2011 National Docent Symposium to Saint Louis. All of this also led me to become the President of the American Association for Museum Volunteers which gave Saint Louis and the Saint Louis Art Museum great visibility in the Museum world. A great example of how the generosity of a wonderful person like Harvey can have such a huge impact on many people and the community. I will miss him!

Harvey’s family is in my thoughts and prayers. He was indeed blessed to have such a wonderful family. May memories of him find a special place in your heart where you can go for comfort and reassurance in the days ahead.

With Love from,
Gin Wachter

Chris Cromer

December 1, 2010

Mrs. Friedman: Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Scott Cohn

November 30, 2010

Hacker -
Sorry to hear about your grandfather. Truly one of the great people in our community.