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Frank Phillip Friedland

August 5, 1942September 7, 2016

Frank Phillip Friedland, 74, was born on August 5, 1942 to Raye and Sidney Friedland in Newport News, Virginia. He passed away on September 7, 2016 at home. Frank graduated from Newport News High School, East Carolina University and earned his CLU and ChFC from American College. He was a life insurance agent who was awarded many recognitions during his 45 year career, including man of the year for Aetna, Connecticut Mutual’s Broker of the year in Tidewater and a top agent for over 20 years with North American Insurance Company. Always athletic, Frank played high school and college football, ran marathons and exercised every day. Competitive, he loved playing chess, bridge and any game he thought was a challenge. Frank and Marsha were married on December 17, 1972 and shared a wonderful life together. They loved to travel and visited 40 countries with Paris, France and St. Barths being their favorites. Frank was an amazing husband, loyal friend and an exceptional mentor. Frank is survived by the love of his life, Marsha; his brother, Dr. Bernard Friedland (Celia); his brother-in-law, Dr. Stephen Lenett (Maria); his sister-in-law, Mindy Russell (Gary); nieces and nephews, Mindi Ranney (Jim and Max); Sheri Trembley (Hannah, Justin Griggs and Tanner); Traci Dobronravova (Slava); Sarah Russell and Rebecca Russell. Frank will also be missed by many more relatives and friends and his old English sheepdog, Farley. A service celebrating Frank’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Temple Sinai, 11620 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, Virginia, with Rabbi Severine Sokol officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, Maryland 212072; (to support pancreatic cancer research in memory of Frank Phillip Friedland). Online condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, September 18, 2016


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Steve Friedland

September 30, 2016

Frank was a cherished cousin whose courage and good humor was greatly admired. He will truly be missed, but his legacy of friendship, compassion, and helpfulness will live on.

John Toomer

September 28, 2016

Frank will be dearly missed I was a client of his for almost 20 years and even during his last days he issued a new policy for me. A true CHAMPION that served the people.

Cathy Chiari

September 19, 2016

I am saddened by the news of Mr. Friedland's passing. I just found out today as I tried to contact him regarding my existing policies. I purchased the first of several life policies about 40 years ago from Mr. Friedland. I was introduced through his friend, Steven Legum. I only saw him on the few occasions when I needed to make changes to policies but each time he was so jovial, always smiling. He will be truly missed. My prayers to his family.

Linda Neilson

September 17, 2016

I did not know Mr. Friedland personally, but he was a voice of encourangement when my husband, Cap Neilson, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent the Whipple surgery at Johns Hopkins last year
My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Linda Neilson

Donald and Lynn Grey

September 16, 2016

Frank visited with us at our home in Norfolk for an insurance purpose, but then before departing, he shared with us the amazing story of his health and his diligent recovery and how he managed his health every waking moment of his life. Frank was an amazing person. It was an uplifting experience to be in Frank's presence. Frank was a kind, intelligent and interesting man who will be remembered forever. Donald and Lynn Grey

Dr. Sandra Sessoms-Penny

September 16, 2016

Frank was a highly motivated man who had a genuine warmth and kindness about himself. He was incredibly optimistic. We met through a unique networking group a few years ago and there was something about him that really shined through and made him memorable. His stamina was amazing. My heartfelt condolences to Frank's family. Thank you for sharing him with us. Mega Blessings.

Amma Guerrier

September 15, 2016

Frank Friedland was a great man with tremendous integrity and a big heart. He was a friend to everyone and he will truly be missed. Marsha, you and your family will be in my prayers.

John and Lula Taylor ,Sr

September 15, 2016

Frank , was my Wife and I Insurance Agent for Life, Frank was an outstanding individual and a Great Insurance Agent.but most of all we considered Frank as our friend. we will miss him greatly. our condolence goes out to Franks Family and Prayers for their well being.
John and Lula Taylor (Virginia Beach, Va)

Becky Buseman

September 15, 2016

Celebrating the life of a good man and mourning his passing with you. It was a pleasure working with Frank. He will be greatly missed!!!

Gary Farnsworth

September 15, 2016

My prayers are with Frank's family and friends. Frank was a solid teammate and the younger players looked to him for guidance and work ethic. Rest in Heaven my friend.