Herman Friedman of South Orange died Sept. 10, 2019. Born in Newark, he lived in Metuchen, Old Bridge, Short Hills, and Manhattan before moving to South Orange in 1984.
Mr. Friedman had a lengthy business career. He worked as the director of a children’s overnight camp, Camp Highmount in Roscoe, N.Y., for four summers, starting at the age of 19. He was then employed in the mutual fund industry from 1958 to 1991, initially with First Investors Corporation until 1966, and then as vice president of sales with Jerry Tsai for the Manhattan Liberty, TMR, and Hemisphere Mutual Funds until 1978. He helped create the first Public Real Estate Limited Partnership, CNA-Larwin, in 1971.
He graduated from Weequahic High School in Newark in 1951, where he lettered in three sports: football, basketball, and track. He graduated with honors from Montclair State University in 1955, where he earned a basketball scholarship, and was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship to graduate school in England.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.
He was a basketball official with IAABO for 25 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Nona (Alan Wolovitch); his son, Kenneth; and two granddaughters.
Services were held Sept. 13 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.