Sol L. Friedman|
AGE: 88 • Long Branch
Sol L. Friedman, 88, a lifelong resident of Long Branch, passed away, Saturday, Dec. 7th, at the Barnabas Hospice, Long Branch. He was the owner of Delta Security Bureau, Long Branch, and formerly owned Eagle Men's Shop, Long Branch. Mr. Friedman was a 1943 graduate of Long Branch High School and a 1953 graduate of Rutgers University, majoring in Political Science and History. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force Air Technical Service Command. He was a former Post Commander and Life Member of the Jewish War Veterans, Long Branch Post 316. Past Department Commander , Jewish War Veterans, State of New Jersey and National Quartermaster of JWV. In 2002 he and his wife Virginia published a pictorial history of the Long Branch JWV Post 316, encompassing the years, 1945 to 2002. The book received top awards at the national JWV Convention in Nashville as well as the NJ Department's Convent in NYC. He was a Charter Member of the Holocaust Museum, Washington DC and a member of the World Jewish Congress. Mr. Friedman was Chief of the Long Branch Police Reserves for 25 years and a life member of Congregation Brothers of Israel, Long Branch. He received the Legion of Honor Award from the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, Philadelphia, the Man of the Year Award, numerous other civic awards, and received a Papal Blessing from Pope John Paul II for his many charitable works.
He was predeceased by his son, Marc Friedman in 2010 and his parents, Mary and Morris Friedman. Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Virginia Cranmer Friedman; son Steven (Danny) Friedman, Long Branch, his wife Kathy and grandson, Daniel Morris; daughter, Shayna Friedman, Dover, Dl, her husband, Harmen Hoogenhout, two grandchildren, Heather Ferreira Gatto and her husband Michael and Matthew Ferreira and his wife, Shannon; two great granddaughters, Leah Marie Ferreira and Meredith Anna Virginia Gatto.
Funeral services will be Sunday, Dec. 8th at a time to be announced at the Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch. Interment will follow at Brothers of Israel Cemetery, West Long Branch. Please call the funeral home on Sunday at 732-229-0122 for the service time or visit Mr. Friedman's Book of Memories at www.woolleyboglioli.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 8, 2013