Gregory Friedman
1989 - 2017
Reuland & Turnbough Funeral Directors - Lake Forest
1407 N. Western Avenue
Lake Forest, IL
Gregory Paul Friedman born in Lake Forest, IL to Nancy and Ross Friedman on August 14, 1989; Greg left us on August 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. He was a loyal and caring brother to his siblings Molly and Kevin. Greg was a talented artist, a national karate champion, and had a deep passion for learning. He excelled at football in high school and played into college at Tulane University in New Orleans. After college, Greg's career took him to Chicago and New York, before settling in Los Angeles with the love of his life, Casey Taslitz, and his beloved puppy, Rhodes. Greg was a renaissance man and devoted to family and friends. He was an avid reader and explorer of the unknown. He was authentic, dynamic and gifted; playing rugby one day and enjoying a symphony the next. He surfed, boxed, traveled the globe and lived life to the fullest extent. Greg was a loving and sentimental person; he put family and friends above all else and took care of those around him. He was strong, independent and continually pushed himself to be better. Greg was a natural born leader who touched every person that he met, and we will all miss him deeply. Greg is survived by his grandparents Elise "Bunny" Resnick, Francine (Herbert) Scully Lippitz, and Ira (Eileen) Friedman, his parents Nancy and Ross Friedman, his siblings Molly (Marshall) and Kevin, his many aunts and uncles including Karen (Barry) Gersowsky, Marcia (Will) Kohler, Sue (Ron) Weiss, Rick (Marcelle) Friedman, Mitch (Jackie) Friedman, his true love Casey Taslitz, his godson Baer Anderson, and countless friends and family who adored Greg. He is predeceased by his grandfather Eugene Resnick. A ceremony for Gregory Paul Friedman will be held on Saturday, August 12th at 1pm at Lake Forest High School Auditorium/1285 N McKinley Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045. Please utilize the north parking lot and school entrance. Please add memories, photos and any thoughts to [email protected] If donations are made, please consider Conservation Northwest or World Wildlife Foundation. "It is good to have an end to journey toward but it is the journey that matters in the end." For additional information contact Reuland & Turnbough Funeral Directors of Lake Forest or (847) 234-9649.

Published by Chicago Tribune on Aug. 10, 2017.
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Lake Forest High School Auditorium
1285 N McKinley Rd., Lake Forest, IL
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Harriett and Bubby Wolf
August 20, 2017
Dear Nancy,
I just saw Sue's note on Facebook. What a devastating loss. I send my deepest condolences to you and your family.
With Heart,
Alene Krom Frost, your childhood neighbor
Alene Krom Frost
August 16, 2017
Greg is a part of my childhood. While we did not know each other well, the memories of him in elementary school shaped a part of who I am today. Greg was a cool guy, someone who I respect and admire.
Sam M
August 15, 2017
Dear Grandmother Fran and the whole Friedman family;
it is so extraordinary for a child to leave this world before the older generations of loving grandparents and parents. He seemed to have so much talent and gifts and qualities to share with this world. I hope you can find comfort in the memories of love and life you shared together.
Your friend,
August 14, 2017
Dear Nancy, Ross, Molly and Kevin, my heart goes out to you ,please accept my sincere condolances to you all. I can't imagine the pain you are going through right now. Always your. Friend
Keith Bandalin
August 14, 2017
I have such fond memories of teaching music to your three beautiful children at Everett Elementary School. My thoughts are prayers are with your family. God bless.
Leslie Thornton
Leslie Thornton
August 14, 2017
Nancy and Ross, please accept our sincere condolences. I just found out today about your tragic loss. Although we haven't seen Greg or you for many years, I have fond memories of him from kindergarten with Kristi and throughout their school years in LF. He was a very gifted artist even back then. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!
Joyce, Peter, Kristi and Marlee Berger
August 12, 2017
In the short time that I knew Greg I found him to be an amazing guy. He was incredibly generous and just fun to be around. He will be missed. My heart goes out to everyone that knew him.
MIchael Maffe
August 12, 2017
Nancy, Ross, Molly and Kevin
I am so saddened to hear about Greg. Jim and I send our deepest condolences and hugs. As the days pass, I hope your will remember all the great times you all had together. You are a beautiful family and I know you will be there for each other always.
Robin and jim Straus
Robin Straus
August 12, 2017
Ross, Nancy, Molly and Kevin: Kenny and I are so very sorry to hear of Greg's tragic passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family and friends. I will pray for your broken hearts. I lost Kevin on June 10th and the grief is crushing. Keep your faith in God strong. Remember every day that passes brings us closer to seeing them again. Mourn not the extinguishing of the flame, but celebrate how brightly it burned.

Much love,
Dawn Stone
August 11, 2017
My family just had a conference call about Greg, and we are all distraught and saddened. Terrible news. Greg was a wonderful, thoughtful, talented, fun, loyal, awesome guy.
Gerry Jacobs
August 11, 2017
Sending my heartfelt condolences on your loss. While I did not know Greg very well, I had the pleasure of meeting him through mutual friends last year while spending a weekend away from LA. Despite never having met me, he was immediately kind, funny and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent together, however brief. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and with all that knew him.
Kishore Shah
August 10, 2017
Our deepest condolences on your loss. Gregory was clearly a special person. There are no words but may you find peace and joy in his remembrance. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Rob and Cindy Klein
August 10, 2017
Nancy and Ross, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking to Greg every time he visited the Skeet House at Sunset Ridge. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kunks
Greg Kunkel
August 10, 2017
Dear Nancy, Ross, Molly and Kevin:
It is with a heavy heart that I offer you my deepest and sincere condolences.
There are no words, just love from family and friends and tears.

Remorseful for your profound loss,

Lisa D'Angelo
August 10, 2017
Dear Nancy and Ross please accept our deepest condolences for the passing of Greg. May the God of all comfort be with you and the family during this difficult time. Exodus 6:3
David Rich
August 10, 2017
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