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S. William 'Bill' Friedman, 92, Of Somers

SOMERS, N.Y. – S. William “Bill” Friedman, 92, of Somers, died Saturday, Sept. 12.

He was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Yonkers, the son of Isadore and Anna Friedman. He served in World War II, holding the rank of sergeant. He and his wife raised their three children in Rye Brook, where they resided for 26 years.

He was a practicing attorney for over 60 years. He earned his undergraduate degree at Columbia, where he ran track; his law degree at Fordham; and his master’s in tax law at NYU. He served as law secretary to the Hon. Frank McCullough, later becoming a partner in the law firm Baer Marks and then Griffin, Kane, Letson, Friedman & Coogan. In later years, he worked as a sole practitioner.

He served as president and member of the board of BOMA Westchester and was involved in the national Building Owners & Managers Association.

He enjoyed the law, gardening, tennis, spending time with his family and was an avid sports fan. He loved travel, writing, eating mayonnaise sandwiches and was known for his great sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Linda Aries Friedman; three children, Steven Friedman (Helen), David Friedman (Liz) and Jill Bizenov (Michael); seven grandchildren; and one brother.

A service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at King David Memorial Chapel. Interment will be private.

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