Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    David Friedman

    Dovid Shlomo ben Itka

  • AGE

    86

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Tuesday, July 06, 2021 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Thursday, July 08, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    10:00 AM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • DONATIONS

    • ❖ National Brain Tumor Society

    • Weinstein Hospice

      3150 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

    • ❖ Charity of One's Choice

  • OBITUARY

    The funeral will be livestreamed via Zoom. Click HERE to view the funeral live.

    Meeting ID: 219 247 2481
    Password: 2MqUak

    David Samuel Friedman, named for his grandfather, was born May 12, 1935 in Memphis, TN to the late Marion and Edith Friedman. He was predeceased in death by his parents, his son Michael J. Friedman, and his nephew Michael S. Friedman. Survivors include his wife Shirley; brother Les Friedman (Diana); daughters Marla Davis (Mitchell) and Sheila Cranman (Kevin) and daughter-in-law Emy Friedman (the late Michael J.); grandchildren Alyssa Strube (Gavin), Jennifer Sunkin (husband Jesse Braddell), Alex Friedman, Katherine Cranman, Caroline Cranman; great grandsons Joshua Strube and Adam Friedman; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Raised in Memphis, he graduated from Central High School; studied at Vanderbilt and graduated from New York University; worked at Alexander’s in New York; and returned home to Memphis with his own store, David’s. In 1966, he and his wife Shirley bought Falkoff’s Men’s shop in Sikeston, MO. He loved running his own business and treated every customer like he wanted to be treated with personal customer service. David and Shirley worked in the store and served the community with Falkoff’s Mens Shop until they retired in 2012. He taught himself how to sew and prioritized customer service, including full-service alterations: you didn’t walk out if it didn’t fit and make you look good. Clients came from great distances seeking the variety of products and the can-do commitment to find what the customers wanted. In Sikeston, he was active in community service. In 1996, the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, for which he served various roles including President in 1976-77, named him Citizen of the Year. He was the recipient of the First Annual Small Business of the Year Award. In 2011, the Chamber recognized David and Shirley for their outstanding service to the Sikeston-Miner Area. He was involved with the Jaycees; synagogue B’nai Israel in Cape Girardeau, MO; and maintained membership at synagogues Baron Hirsch and Beth Sholom in Memphis. In 2015, David & Shirley re-located to Atlanta, GA, to be closer to their daughter Sheila and her family. He enjoyed attending events with his granddaughters at school and sporting events. He was a volunteer with the Jewish Family & Career Service’s (JF&CS’) One Good Deed until he was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2019, when One Good Deed provided a volunteer for him. The family extends gratitude to excellent caregivers Dian Maxwell-Schillingford, Melvern Kidd, Juanique Carrington, and, as David called her, Sergeant Belinda Hill. Donations may be made in his memory to the National Brain Tumor Society, Weinstein Hospice at the Jewish Life Communities, or a charity of your choice. Graveside services will be held graveside 10:00 am, Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Beth Shalom Memorial Gardens, Memphis, TN. Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Terry Nordin

    Sheila, I am so sorry for your loss. May your father’s memory be for a blessing. Terry

    July 08, 2021 , 12:51 AM