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Don Friedman

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August 24, 1932 - November 15, 2013 Donald Friedman of Rancho Mirage, CA passed away Nov 15 at the age of 81. Born in Brooklyn, NY and at age 10 got rheumatic fever which compromised his heart. Laying in bed for 1 year during recovery, he would listen to Yankee games and soaked up the info and stats on the players. That is when his love for sports began. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1948 where he went to Belmont High. He then put himself thru UCLA studying accounting. He was an avid Bruin football and basketball fan and enjoyed traveling with the team at away games. He worshipped Coach John Wooden and will now have the opportunity to talk Bruin basketball to The Coach. Don retired from his own CPA practice in the San Fernando Valley at age 55 to play tennis and golf in Palm Springs. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn, his 3 children Felice, Michael and Craig, & grandchildren Steffanie Stelnick and Jayme Friedman, who he adored. Services with be held Monday, Nov.18 at 3pm at the Forest Lawn Cathedral City located at 69855 E. Ramon Rd., 92234.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 17, 2013
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