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MARK BENJAMIN FRIEDLANDER passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the age of 66. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melyssa, and his parents, Helen and Jerry Friedlander. Mark was born in Glendale, CA and spent his early years in Los Angeles. He graduated from South Hills High School in West Covina, CA in 1967. A resident of Riverside since 1977, Mark earned an Associate of Arts degree from Riverside City College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from The University of La Verne. At the time of his passing Mark was completing the requirements toward a Master of Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) at California State University, Long Beach. Mark retired from the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services in 2009 after 30 years of service where he began as a clerk and finished his career as a Social Service Planner. Mark was passionate about baseball, especially his hometown Los Angeles Dodgers, books, music, especially blues, jazz, and rock and roll, and road trips through the Pacific Coast and Southwest. Mark is survived by his son Chuck, his daughter-in-law, Alicia, his two grandchildren, Apollo and Athena, brother Matt, and niece Karina. In lieu of flowers Mark suggests a contribution to the Bernie Sanders for President campaign, www.berniesanders.com A memorial is pending. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY, Funeral Directors 951-683-7410

Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 4, 2015
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