We are saddened to report Schroon Lake has lost a true, one of a kind original. Janet Rosalie Friedman touched many lives in a wonderful life lived to the fullest. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm on Wednesday, February. 22, at Temple Beth-El, at 3 Marion Avenue in Glens Falls
From Her official obit, written by her loving family:
Janet Rosalie Friedman, born July 11, 1924, passed away comfortably at her home in Schroon Lake on Feb. 20, 2017.
Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Leo and Helen Roth. She attended Julia Richmond High School and graduated from Robert Louis Stevenson High School. She attended NYU and then Columbia University’s School of Dental Hygiene, graduating in 1946 as a dental hygienist.
Her father had a passion for the mountains, and while growing up her family vacationed in Schroon Lake for many years. Janet was a camper at Camp Red Wing on Schroon Lake. We still have her yearbook.
While vacationing in Schroon Lake in the summer of 1946 she met the love of her life and best friend of 57 years, Moe Friedman, who passed away in 2004. She is survived by two sons Joel Friedman & Roger (Myriam) Friedman; and her 2 grandchildren Adam (Shanna) Friedman, and David (Sonia) Friedman.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Leonie Carmichael.
She was employed as a registered dental hygienist in Albany while Moe went to law school, and after his graduation they moved to Schroon Lake. Shortly thereafter they began raising their family. Janet became a licensed real estate agent in 1962 and joined Moe at Friedman Realty, his star real estate agent for many years. In 1975 she attended the renowned Forsyth Dental Center in Boston and successfully completed a refresher course in dental hygiene. For many years afterwards she volunteered as a dental hygienist in Israel where Roger and Myriam lived, and was recognized by the American Dental Volunteers for Israel for her work.
She was a Den mother, served on the board of directors of the Essex County Mental Health Association, assisted in the Schroon Lake Central reading program and was a member of the Seagle Music Colony Guild and Gala Committee.
She was very passionate about the survival of the State of Israel and for many years was very active in Hadassah, a woman’s volunteer organization advancing health and well being worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Centers in Jerusalem.
Family had a special meaning to Janet. While she always loved being surrounded by family and especially her grandchildren, Adam and David, she was the glue that made all of our relatives far and near integral parts of the extended family.
Always inquisitive and with a body seemingly in perpetual motion Janet was always on the go. She and Moe traveled extensively. She was Moe’s fishing partner in Kodiak, Alaska for over 20 years. In the winter she enjoyed skiing. She had a passion for the arts, music and history.
Her family extends a multitude of thanks to her caregivers all of whom, during her decline, offered the most wonderful, compassionate care above and beyond the call of duty. Also to the nurses of High Peaks Hospice for their kind care.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Temple Beth-El located at 3 Marion Avenue in Glens Falls.
Burial will follow at the Temple Beth El Cemetery, Gansevoort Road in South Glens Falls followed by a reception at Temple Beth El.
Friends and family are also invited from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Thursday, Feb. 23, and 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 to the Friedman residence at 25 Leland Avenue in Schroon Lake to remember Janet.
Donations can be made to the Schroon Lake Emergency Squad, High Peaks Hospice, the Seagle Music Colony, Temple Beth El, or the charity of your choice.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of The Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home in Schroon Lake, NY.