It is with great sadness that we report the sudden petirah of Dr. Menachem (Mendy) Friedman z”l of Flatbush, Brooklyn. He was 57 years old.
R’ Mendy was found on Erev Shabbos in his car, having passed away.
He was a son of Rabbi Moshe (Murray) Friedman z”l, founder of the Torah Umesorah Counterfource program.
News of the petirah plunged the Flatbush community into mourning. R’ Mendy was a beloved doctor, but, more importantly, he was a noted baal chesed, a true ben Torah and talmid chochom, and one of the finest people one could ever meet.
His middos were sterling, his character was flawless, and his every day was spent in ways that created a kiddush Sheim Shomayim. His humility and self-effacedness were matched by his kindness and gentility.
A member of Rav Chaim Yisroel Weinfeld’s shul in Flatbush, R’ Mendy maintained his practice on Coney Island Avenue, near Avenue M.
R’ Mendy was a talmid of Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin and was trusted implicitly by the rosh yeshiva, Rav Aharon Schechter, who he cared for with great dedication.
With his passing, Flatbush and the greater Brooklyn frum community has lost of their finest.
The levaya will take place today, Sunday, Purim day, at 3 p.m. at Rav Weinfeld’s shul, located at the corner of Avenue L and East 22nd Street.
Yehi zichro boruch.