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Karl M. Friedman, native El Pasoan, embraced the wonders and excitement of life and was a deeply devoted and generous father, son, brother and friend. He had a wonderfully playful sense of humor and loved traveling, playing tennis, golf, bridge, handball, skiing ( ski patrol) and spiritual arts including meditation, yoga, and anything else that expanded his mind and heart, including literature and art. Karl was active in the community including serving on the Airport Board, Temple Mt. Sinai, El Maida Shrine, Scottish Rite, and being a founding member of Sunland Lodge. He was given the Conquistador Award, the highest honor from the City of El Paso. His greatest love was his family including his siblings Etta Mae Scherr and Allan Jay Friedman. With his first wife Gayle Kahn Friedman he had 3 children who he loved with all his big heart. Romaree Friedman Herbert and her husband Jared Herbert, Stephen Kory Friedman and his partner Randal Gernaat and Daren and his wife Tara, and 8 grandchildren: Yedidiah Moshe, Hadassah Miriam, Elisheva Chayam, Adina Ruthy, Aharon Yosef, Ava, Daniel and Yocheved Shifra, each the twinkle in his eye. He was preceded by his wife of 30 years Jane House Friedman, a renowned and talented artist and is survived by his step daughter Paula Duvander and her husband Jim. Born in Hotel Dieu Hospital on 6.9.29 to Milton M. and Ray Ginsberg Friedman whose parents Maurice and Edith Ginsberg lived in El Paso since 1900s, Karl grew up in El Paso, graduated Allen Military Academy at age 14, served in the Korean War and later graduated from Baylor Law school. Karl lived 89 active years with an independent spirit every day. Karl practiced law, real estate and farming for over 68 years. Graveside Funeral services at Mount Sinai Cemetery will be Thursday at 11 am.
Published in El Paso Times on July 11, 2018
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