December 11, 1923 - September 12, 2016
Phyllis Friedman, age 92, passed away on September 12, 2016. Preceded in death by her father George Kaiser of Battle Creek Michigan, her mother Rose Kaiser of Battle Creek Michigan, brother Maynard Kaiser of Battle Creek Michigan, and her sister JoAnn (Kaiser) Semmelroth of Battle Creek Michigan. Phyllis had no surviving brothers, sisters or grandchildren. Surviving husband Morris Friedman of Warren, Ohio surviving son Steven A. Friedman of Vienna, Ohio. She was a proud member of Lion of Judah, Sisterhood and member of Rodef Sholom Synagogue Youngstown, Ohio. Haddassah, Squaw Creek Country Club Vienna, Ohio, Bocaire Country Club, Boca Raton, Florida and numerous other organizations. Also involved with the USO during the WWII era where she came to meet her eventual husband Morris who was serving with the United States Armed Forces. Phyllis was an avid golfer who also enjoyed playing Mahjong, and cards. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the world and visiting Israel on numerous occasions where Phyllis also had extended family on her mother’s side. She spent many wonderful hours of pleasure with her husband Morrie and her son Steven whom she could never get enough of. A lover of animals, her foundation was a contributor to the Animal Welfare League and she got great pleasure from her doggy, MeToo. Phyllis was a very friendly, outgoing individual that was extremely well liked in the community. She bridged the many cultural and religious gaps of all people. She had friends from a multitude of diverse backgrounds. She will be missed by all those who knew her and her passing marks the eclipse of another portion of a bygone and disappearing generation. She succumbed to a prolonged battle with dementia, Alzheimer’s and finally cancer, all the time during which she was attended to with the most loving care of her husband Morris who will perhaps miss her as no other can after 71 years of a truly blessed marriage.. Family would also like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Ms. Lisa Barass and Mrs. Kim Scott for their most loving care and attention to Mrs. Friedman during her final months. Graveside services will be held at 12:00pm on Thursday, September 15 at New Tifereth Israel Cemetery, 2565 Performance Way, Columbus. Shiva will not be observed. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd Street – 16th Floor, New York City, NY 10017 (800)259-4636 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue -7th Floor, New York City, NY 10001 (866)232-8484.
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