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February 03, 2014
To Allan Arbus,
You were a very talented actor. I enjoyed watching you in the sitcom Mash. My prayers go to your family and friends. Lisa Weiner
December 21, 2013
A top flight actor who could perfectly navigate between comedy and deeply emotional drama, Mr. Arbus was a standout even in M*A*S*H, a series already filled with scene stealers.
December 08, 2013
To the Arbus Family, I just finished watching an episode of MASH, and wanted you to know that even though I never met Allan, I always felt like I knew him. He made a real difference in my life.
September 11, 2013
god be with you mr.arbus- you were a great man!
September 10, 2013
My condolences to the Arbus family. Just remember that death will soon have passed.
May 19, 2013
May the family be comforted by the God who gives peace. Philipians 4:7
May 02, 2013
Peace Allan to you and your family. Thanks for all the joy you brought to us...
May 01, 2013
RIP Allan -Sidney still enjoy your work on MASH
May 01, 2013
A great actor, never would have guessed he was 95, he never really showed his
age. My heart goes out to your family and I will keep you in my prayers
May 01, 2013
How great thou art....
April 30, 2013
Revealation 21:4- And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more...
April 29, 2013
You were one of the BEST. RIP. You will be missed.
April 29, 2013
I SO ENJOYED WATCHING HIM ON MASH
April 29, 2013
Thanks for the memories of the episodes of MASH that you did. RIP
April 28, 2013
My condolences to the Family,
The many fond memories of him and his work continues to live on as many enjoy the episodes of M*A*S*H. May you receive comfort and strength from God. Rom:15:4
April 28, 2013
Rest peacefully
April 27, 2013
Miss u Sydney
April 27, 2013
Mr. Allan will be missed by many. May the family find comfort in his cherished memories.
April 27, 2013
You will be missed.
April 27, 2013
Mr.Arbus will be missed by his many fans.God promises we can look forward to a time when sickness and death will be no more.
April 26, 2013
i would love to hear Dr. Freedman interview Col. Flagg.
RIP. You did good stuff, Mr. Arbus.
April 26, 2013
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS&CONDOLENCES TO THE ARBUS FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. ARBUS.
April 26, 2013
Rest in Peace. Gone but not forgotten. From a Uk fan. x
April 26, 2013
"Sidney" was my favorite character on MASH. There was never enough of him. He will be in my prayers. Thank you Sidney for many happy memories.
April 26, 2013
Bless your family and thank you for the years of laughs and something most actors do not have anymore - class and charisma.
April 26, 2013
Rest in peace, Dr. Freedman (Allan Arbus). Through all these years you've been my ideal for a perfect therapist and a dear friend, with just the right mixture of compassion and wise irony. If only you knew the conversations I've with you in my mind when I've been trying to work things out - your advice was always just right. I'll miss having you in this world. - lff
April 25, 2013
I offer my sinceere condolences to the family of Allan Arbus at this difficult time. May the God of all comfort strenghten you in your time of sorrow.
April 25, 2013
Thank you for the memories, Mr. Arbus. Sidney Freedman was my all time favorite character on MASH. My most favorite quote was at the end....
"life is short friends, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice"
Rest in Peace.
April 25, 2013
Thank you for the laughter and the thought-provoking dialogue. You will be missed and remembered.
April 25, 2013
Thanks for giving us Sidney...he was a touching, wonderful character. Rest in peace.
April 25, 2013
YOU DOC FOR MANY MOMENTS ON MASH
April 25, 2013
thank you for the memories
April 25, 2013
What a wonderful actor. Thanks for the memories.
April 25, 2013
I named my dog Sydney in his character's honor. He was a standout on "Mash." If I watch reruns, it's hoping he's in the episode.
Take down you pants, and slide on the ice. miss you, Mr. Arbus
linda New Jersey
April 25, 2013
I enjoyed his role on Mash.
April 25, 2013
Rest in peace Allan.
April 25, 2013
Thank You! Mr. Arbus
April 25, 2013
He will be missed & he was one of my favorite actors on M*A*S*H 4077.
April 25, 2013
One of my all time favortes, Rest in peace.
April 25, 2013
RIP...Loved you in MASH!!!
April 25, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen,take my advice,drop your pants and slide on the ice!! you made those episodes on MASH greta. RIP Allan.
April 25, 2013
Hes our beloved shrink, we luv & miss him
April 25, 2013
Great actor, loved the show and he added his own special touch to M*A*S*H.
April 25, 2013
Not mentioned in most obituaries is the fact that Mr. Arbus played the lead in Robert Downey, Senior's 1972 motion picture farce, "Greaser's Palace." WIthout casting Mr. Arbus in the pivotal role of Jesse, that film would not have worked. Though he lived to age 95, Mr. Arbus was an ageless spirit and will be missed by fans the world over.
April 25, 2013
You were the best shrink on M.A.S.H so cool and calm Im sorry to see you leave us but god has a better job for you up there rest in peace my friend.
April 25, 2013
Totally loved his character. Will miss him. Romans 15:33.
April 25, 2013
As and old vet, I can tell you war isn't funny, but you still gave us lots of laughs. Corkey Addcox, Mt. Shasta, ca.
April 25, 2013
My favorite character on MASH. He wasa great actor and will be missed by his friends and fans alike. RIP Dr. Freedman.
April 25, 2013
I discovered M*A*S*H later in life, by the time of captionings when I could understand and appreciate it. Thank you for your part in it...it is touching to the daughter of a Korean combat veteran.
April 25, 2013
Sidney,
When you see Freud, tell him I say hello and the first one is on him.
April 25, 2013
Give Col. Potter, Col. Blake, and Frank burns, a HIGH FIVE.
April 25, 2013
God needed a angel so he took you, May god be with the family, My prayers are with you all
April 25, 2013
To the Arbus FAMILY:
God grant you His peace. The world was blessed with your father's skill.
April 25, 2013
Thank you for all the times you made me laugh. May God be with your family and always keep them safe. Rest in peace.
April 25, 2013
Played a great character on the funniest show ever. Rest in peace Mr. Arbus.
April 25, 2013
May the God of heaven grant you peace.
April 25, 2013
Nothing but fond memories of you acting in M*A*S*H. Thank you. Words of comfort to your family knowing how you touched the hearts of millions. Till we meet again.
April 25, 2013
May you dance with the angels and laugh with the saints!! You made many of us laugh here on Earth. M*A*S*H was always a guaranteed laugh but you brought the belly laugh to the series!! You will be missed by many.
April 25, 2013
Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. Mash, will always be remembered, with fond memories of your character. Deepest sympathy to your family. God bless you, Doctor Freidman.
April 25, 2013
Rest in pease Alan you were an asset to mash I loved it when you were on ! Say hi to all mash stars who have passed for me God. speed Alan Marsha , New York
April 25, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the
family of Allan Arbus. He was the perfect
addition to an already wonderful cast.
He will be deeply missed and lovingly
remembered.
April 25, 2013
My husband and I watch reruns of MASH. The episodes featuring "Sidney" always stand out! So wise and caring and funny! He will live on in our hearts!
April 25, 2013
Everytime I've thought of "Dr. Freedman," I think of the "slide on the ice" comment and smile. I always liked it when his character showed up on MASH; I knew we were in for a good--and interesting---time. RIP, Mr. Arbus.
April 25, 2013
RIP......
April 25, 2013
Rest in Peace.
April 25, 2013
R.I.P. you were such a natural on films...may your family have comfort in knowing that you hqve gone to your final rsting place with thy father.
April 25, 2013
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more.
April 25, 2013
"Take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice"" That is one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Sidney Freedman!! RIP IN PEACE Allan "Sydney" Arbus!!! Condolences to his family!! He will truly be missed!!
April 25, 2013
I still quote this line to this day:
Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants, and slide on the ice!.. RIP Mr. Arbus.
April 24, 2013
You were a part of my life that I so well enjoyed , thank you , life will miss you and the special times that you left behind .
April 24, 2013
I salute Allan Arbus. He was a great actor. He will be missed. He now joins Col. Blake, Col. Potter, and Major Burns in heaven above. Can you think of all the stories.
April 24, 2013
rip
April 24, 2013
Allan we will miss you
April 24, 2013
Best line ever: "Ladies and gentlemen take my advice: Pull down your pants and slide on the ice!" R.I.P. Mr. Arbus
April 24, 2013
you made me laugh at the logical answers.
April 24, 2013
you help make the show mash .you were the best . i like when you&hawkeye played basketball with out a real ball
April 24, 2013
Many today will always remember Mr. Allan Arbus, especially those who remembers M.A.S.H. May your family be comfort by the God of comfort, for He is the hearer of prayer. Psalm 65:2.
April 24, 2013
Time to meet Col. Potter, Sydney... But in a much more pleasent place. Godspeed Allan, You will be missed by all here.
April 24, 2013
ALAN WHEN YOU YELLED AIR RAID AND BURNS WENT FOR A DIP IN THE WATER WAS CLASSIC THANK-YOU FOR ALL THE LAUGHS BYE SIDNEY
April 24, 2013
allan (aka) sidney freeman from mash you will be missed, loved you in the role on mash, and made a contribute to the rest of the cast.

R-I-P
April 24, 2013
God bless the Arbus family during this time. I so enjoyed his protrayal of Dr. Freedman on M*A*S*H. I can't tell the amount of joy he brought to my life.
April 24, 2013
The MASH crew in Heaven must be having a great time with his addition! I give you my sympathy, but remember we will all meet again.
Jim
April 24, 2013
People I told you this a long time ago,and it still goes,"Ladies and Gentleman take my advice, pull down your pants,and slide on the Ice".So long Sidney!!
April 24, 2013
we enjoyed watching you very much an m*a*s*h mr.arbus.one time you said something about pulling down your pants and sliding on the ice,I hope there is ice in heaven.
April 24, 2013
I loved you, Dr. Sidney Freedman, on MASH. You are the best Psychiatrist, bar none! Loved you in everything else you were in Allan, too. God Bless You, RIP, prayers for you and your families, in real life and on MASH, too! I will miss you a lot!
April 24, 2013
I enjoyed Allan on Mash. I thought the scene when his character yells air raid and Frank Burns jumps into the fox hole full of water is my favorite!! May he rest in peace.
April 24, 2013
My sincere condolences go out to the Arbus family. May you find comfort in the hope of a time without death, tears, and pain that we experience now.
April 24, 2013
May you be comforted by fond memories and the promises of our Grand Creator.

Truly,
April 24, 2013
April 24, 2013
sadly missed,u are Mr.Arbus,go on slide on the ice.
April 24, 2013
Arbus Family:

What a joy to see Mr. Arbus as Doctor Feeeman. His character always made me laugh. Dr. Freeman's advice was inspirational. God bless all!
April 24, 2013
Thanks for the "MARVELOUS" acting job on Mash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 24, 2013
Sidney you fit in nicely with all those screwballs. Thank you for the warm tender touches you added as you portrayed a doctor trying to cure areas not easily correctable. Say hello to Sherman, Henry, Frank, & Colonel Flagg. God bless you all & may you rest in eternal peace
April 24, 2013
I loved Allan on Mash. He was a great actor and gave us a lot of laughs. I miss Mash very much! To a great Actor live on in Heaven. Melissa
April 24, 2013
Thank you over and over again for the laughter, tears, and advice from the MASH TV series. You were an absolute delight! I wish for your family and friends much laughter and tears as you celebrate the life of this man. My sympathies to you all.
April 24, 2013
I really enjoyed your character on M*A*S*H*....You were one of my favorite characters on the show....You were actually believable with you performance....A "terrific" talent.... You will be missed! R.I.P.
April 24, 2013
To the Arbus Family: Allan was an outstanding talent and he was such a "natural" actor. He always gave superb performances, especially his role in the Four Seasons! May he now rest in peace. An Admirer of Mr. Arbus
April 24, 2013
People I told you this a long time ago,and it still goes,"Pull down your pants,and slide on the Ice".So long Sidney!!
April 24, 2013
Allan:
Your MASH episodes are my alltime favorites. I still watch the reruns on TV Land and always stop for your episodes. Thank you and may you rest in peace.
April 24, 2013
Dr Freeman will be forever missed. Rest In Peace Sidney I pray you heard those most blessed words anyone can hear...Well done good and faithful servant
April 24, 2013
You were a great actor loved you on mash you will be dearly missed God bless you and your family always..
April 24, 2013
Sorry for the loss of Allen. He was a super actor for M.A.S.H.. One of the best tv shows ever made. God bless him and all the family. From a long time M.A.S.H. fan from Missouri & Austria. Terrel Jamett Clark
April 24, 2013
I was saddened to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace knowing he brought a laugh or maybe just a smile to millions of his viewers. And if I may qoute him.."If you are wise, you'll take my advice. Pull down your pants, and slide on the ice." I bet he did just that as he entered heaven.
April 24, 2013
You were a brilliant, gifted actor. Rest in peace and thank you. Our hearts go out to your family and friends.
April 24, 2013
You will be missed, what an awsome actor and gentleman!!!!
April 24, 2013
May you find comfort in the God of refuge during this time. Psalm 46:1
April 24, 2013
Always enjoyed you on M*A*S*H.
Brought a nice added dimension
Rest in Peace
April 24, 2013
One of my favorite people on MASH. RIP Mr. Arbus and Thank You for memories I will always have from the Best show ever
April 24, 2013
Allan Arbus will certainly be missed as Dr. Sheldon on M.A.S.H. Please accept my condolences and may the family be comforted in knowing he entertained a great many households.
April 24, 2013
RIP, Dr. Freedman.
"...It is time to drop our pants and slide on the ice..."
April 24, 2013
To the family of Allan Arbus. I just loved the character of Dr. Sidney Freedman --- I can almost feel that you Alan Arbus really was like that in real life. To all those that followed MASH -- he was more than part-time - he was an integral part of the philosophy that was MASH. Rest in peace.
April 24, 2013
You were and are the best.
My sympathy to his family. If he was in a MASH episode I would watch it, because he was good.

njsl
April 24, 2013
RIP dear "Dr Sidney Freedman..." Sincere sympathies to Mr. Arbus' family. Best line ever on MASH (and there were a ton)... "Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice!"
April 24, 2013
rest in peace
April 24, 2013
Thanks Mr Arbus,for your humor on M*A*S*H. You had incredible insight on the show, with compassion and wit. Tis said that how you were in life. Rest in peace. Prayers and blessings to the family.
April 24, 2013
April 24, 2013
RIP Mr. Arbus. I loved your character, Dr. Sydney Freeman, on MASH!
April 24, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May you find strength from our Heavenly Father in dealing with your loss. 1 Corinthians 1:3
April 24, 2013
Alan Arbus is Greatest part of M*A*S*H TV Series will Live on Forevermore.
April 24, 2013
I so enjoyed and enjoy Mash since I have the complete series on DVD. The episodes with Maj. Sidney Freedman are some of my favorites and I'm sorry there weren't more of them. He was so very believable in the role that he was either a really superb actor or he possessed some of those same wonderful qualities of Dr. Freedman himself. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
April 24, 2013
Rest in peace, Allan. You were one of my favorites on MASH. Watching re-runs makes my day.
April 24, 2013
today more than ever,we need to pull down our pants and slide on the ice ! evil will always be with us,so will be goodness. thank you "dr.arbus" c.robles
April 24, 2013
Always enjoyed this character, Allan on Mash. Condolences.
April 24, 2013
I never missed an episode of MASH and was always pleased when your character showed up....Your humor & talent will be missed....R.I.P. Allan Arbus.
April 24, 2013
Sincere sympathies from a diehard M*A*S*H fan.
Gretchen Grigassy
Pittsburgh,, PA
April 24, 2013
May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 24, 2013
God Bless You,Sweet Soul.
April 24, 2013
R.I.P. MR. ARBUS......YOU WERE SO GREAT ON MASH..MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY......
April 24, 2013
My sincere condolences to the family. Sidney was a beautiful actor, who made MASH a hit. To this day, we watch the show. May he rest in peace.
April 24, 2013
I enjoy watching Mash and he will be missed by people who still watch mash
Thanks Allan. Michael Francis Molchany
April 24, 2013
May the eternal light shine upon him.....
April 24, 2013
always enjoyed mash when you were on . Its a sad day on earth but heaven has a good angel
April 24, 2013
Remember him for one of the best quotes ever.."Take my advice..Pull down your pants and slide on the ice"..Thank you sir..May you rest in peace..
April 24, 2013
Being a huge fan of Mash, I was also a fan of Mr. Arbus. My sympathies to his family. I am glad to hear that he lived a full life. May he rest in eternal peace.
April 24, 2013
How blessed you are to have had your father around as long as that! He was one of my favorite characters on the 4077th. I think he would have made a wonderful "Frasier"-type character in his own show. I'd like to think his real self came out through that character. . . such a gentle, thoughtful man. I pray God's blessings on you and your family.
April 24, 2013
RIP Mr. Arbus. You made the Mash series a lot more enjoyable. God bless!!
April 24, 2013
You were my favorite character on Mash. I used to wish you were MY psychiatrist (wink). Sympathies to your family and fans. Remember you always.
April 24, 2013
"Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice". - Dr. Sidney Freedman. Thank you for years of witty, thoughtful entertainment. Rest in peace, Mr. Arbus.
April 24, 2013
going to miss mr arbus he was funny on the tv show mash may god bless the family
April 24, 2013
Rest well. "just pull down your pants and slide on the ice".
April 24, 2013
"Dear Sigmund" ~ only a dozen episodes? You are as memorable as Hawkeye and Trapper. Thank you for the laughter.
April 24, 2013
I will miss him. On M.A.S.H. he was my very favorite recurring character. RIP and peace to your family as well.
April 24, 2013
My deepest condolences and sincerest prayers for the family. I am truly sorry you have lost your Father.

Sidney, I enjoyed M*A*S*H when it was on and now I enjoy the reruns. It was always a pleasure to see you in the episodes but it broke my heart why you needed to be there. I know it was just television at the time but I think about war in real life is real and not television. I just hope they have a "Sidney" as good as you were to help our military in times of distress when they feel like they cannot take it anymore.

Rest in peace, my friend. See you on the other side one day.

Cheryl Landin
Fan of M*A*S*H for all time!
April 24, 2013
A wonderful actor. He was Sidney Friedman. And now dear doctor take your own advice and slide.........
April 24, 2013
Allan Arbus bought a lot of laughter to the show MASH. to his family cherish the good memories that you had of your loved one because he lived a long life of special mightiness from God. Psalms.90:10.
April 24, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Arbus. Please accept my deepest condolences. Take comfort from the God who "binds up the brokenhearted and comforts the mourning ones." (Isaiah 61:1,2)
April 24, 2013
very funny guy and seemed likeable person on the mash tv series good actor Harry Nasikan, syracuse,new york
April 24, 2013
I enjoyed his character on MASH, no one could have pulled that off so well. My condolences to his family.
April 24, 2013
Pull down your pants and slide on the Ice
April 24, 2013
Rest in peace Mr. Arbus I enjoyed your role on MASH. Your wit and sarcasm were equal to none especially the line :drop your pants and slide on the ice"
April 24, 2013
" And so my friends,heres my advice,pull down your pants,and slide on the ice!"
April 24, 2013
Onof the truly sensitive and creative actors on MASH. I'm sure he was a great person to know. We lost another great one.
April 24, 2013
Sidney!!! You will be missed. I was always excited when you were in an episode. Good luck in your next chapter.
April 24, 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen take my advice-pull down your pants and slide down the ice...RIP Allan.
April 24, 2013
I truly enjoyed him on MASH, he was so amazing. My heart goes out to the whole family.
Edith Regula
April 24, 2013
So very sorry for your loss,what a good actor he was,he always made us laugh.May he rest in peace.
April 24, 2013
I always enjoyed when he came to the 4007 . His one phrase he said you people need to take down your pants and slide on the ice . I still use it now . I"am so sorry for your lost .
April 24, 2013
"Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice; pull down your pants, and slide on the ice"!!!! That line will always bring a smile to my face Mr. Arbus, and no one could have ever played the role of Sidney Freedman quite like you. I imagine that cast members, etc that have gone before you have welcomed you into Heaven with open arms!!!! Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends at this difficult time.
April 24, 2013
I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Arbus' passing. I loved him on MASH, he was so convincing in that role; I had always hoped they'd have a spinoff show with just him on he, I liked him that much. My prayers are with his family and again, I am so sorry for your loss and ours.
April 24, 2013
My deepest sympathy to you all. Thank you so much for sharing your loved one with us, his fans. I loved his character on M*A*S*H. May he rest in peace.
April 24, 2013
I always looked forward to Allan Arbus's character on MASH. While I never actually knew him, I thought he was a wonderful individual. I will truly miss him.
April 24, 2013
believable performances on "Mash" made him an important member of the cast.
RIP Mr. Arbus.
April 24, 2013
Thank you for sharing your father. Not only did he make me laugh, he made me think as I watched him act. He touched our family.
April 24, 2013
I loved Allen, Dr.Freedman, he fit right into the cast of characters
April 24, 2013
People, this is as true now as ever
'Take my advise, pull down your pants and slide on the ice .'

Thanks for being a part of one of the best ever .
April 24, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
April 24, 2013
Great actor. 'Major Freedman' always gave the correct observation. I especially enjoyed his handling of Klinger and Colonel Flagg! The world is an emptier place today.
April 24, 2013
May the God of all comfort help you all to make it through these difficult days.
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