Michal Lura Friedman

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    - Debbie Knopf
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  • "R.I.P"
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    - Teresa Binkley

NEW YORK - Michal Lura Friedman died in New York City on November 25, 2011 following the birth of twins. Michal was born in Columbia, SC on August 29, 1967, attended public schools here and was a member of the Dreher High School class of 1985. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. She was a singer-songwriter and actor, performing in many New York venues, and recorded several songs and albums and performed voice acting. She was known professionally as Michalthegirl and a partial list of her professional credits may be found at her website www.michalthegirl.com.

Michal is survived by her husband, Jay Snyder and twin children Reverie Vivian Snyder and Jackson James Snyder, all of New York; mother Sarah Meadows and stepfather George Appenzeller of Columbia; father Ken Friedman, sisters Lynn Friedman and Wendy Friedman, all of Halifax, NS; sister Maitreya Rich of Los Angeles; stepbrothers Matthew Appenzeller of Burlington, NC and Ned Appenzeller of Fairbanks, AK; and mother-in-law Mary Ruth Snyder of Indianapolis.

A memorial service was held at 4pm on Wednesday, November 30 at the Shambala Buddhist Center in New York. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to a fund to support Michal's husband Jay and their children. A trust is being established for the children to assist with child care and education expenses. Please send donations online to www.thesnydertwins.com.

Published in The State on Dec. 1, 2011
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