John Peter Friedman, PhD
John Peter Friedman, PhD, 75, of Haddonfield, NJ, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 with his loving wife by his side.
Born in Trenton, John was a proud resident of Cape May Point, NJ and Des Moines, Iowa for many years. More recently, John had spent the last few years in Haddonfield, NJ.
For many years, John was a partner and a management consultant for the Gelfond Group in Cherry Hill, NJ.
He was a Captain for the United States Army serving during Vietnam as a counselor at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC working with returning veterans.
John was an avid birdwatcher who was known for his sense of humor, his great love of his grandchildren and his wide circle of friends. It was said that anyone who wasn’t a friend of John just hadn’t met him yet.
He had an unending intellectual curiosity that ran the gamut of classical musical and the NY Metropolitan Opera to Russian history and international travel. Traveling with his adored wife Linda, socializing with countless friends and watching sunsets at Cape May Point were just some of the joys in his life.
Son of the late Stephen J. and Ethel Maloney Friedman, brother of the late Stephen J. Friedman, Jr., Madeline A. DiFilippo, and William D. Friedman, he is survived by his loving wife, Linda Adams of Haddonfield, NJ; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Melissa Friedman of Texas, and Christopher Friedman and Dipa Chandra of New York; Grandchildren, Annie, Owen and Iris Friedman; Sister, Ethel Friedman, RSM of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Redbank, NJ; Brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Margaret Friedman of Ewing, NJ, and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and great grandnieces and great grandnephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday 5:00–8:00 PM and Friday 9:30-10:30 AM at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home 1863 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton, NJ.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 AM at St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church 3500 South Broad St., Hamilton, NJ 08610. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Cure PSP and the Alzheimer’s Foundation, as he had been afflicted with both of these conditions.
Posted on 08 Mar 2016 by MFH