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David Friedman

David Friedman

Denver native and former JFS board member David Friedman passed away on February 2, 2024. He was 61. A service was held on February 6 at HEA, with interment at Mt. Nebo Memorial Park, officiated by Rabbi Salomon Gruenwald and Rabbi Steven Foster, with Cantorial Soloist Eitan Kantor. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

Born on Sept. 1, 1962, Mr. Friedman graduated from Cherry Creek High School, having won four state tennis titles. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he played varsity tennis for four years, and received his degree in finance from the Wharton School of Business.

Mr. Friedman returned to Denver to pursue a career in real estate. He formed his own company, DH Friedman Properties, where he spent 30 years developing several retail, commercial and residential projects in the Denver area.

He was on the board of JFS for years and instrumental in financing the Joyce and Kal Zeff Building, now the JFS home.

“David will be remembered for his humorous antics and sharp wit,” his family said. “David often commanded a room of people relating funny stories and fantastic anecdotes. Underlying his gregarious personality was a tender heart, full of love and reverence for his friends and family.

“If you spent time with David, you cried tears of laughter and felt a special kinship as though you had known him your whole life.”

Survivors are Mr. Friedman’s wife Michelle; sons Jack and Jordan (Katrina Darling) Friedman; parents Sheldon and Ellen Friedman; brother Brad (Laurie) Friedman; mother and father-in-law Gwen and Arnie Schatz; sisters-in-law Linda Schatz and Lisa (John Strassner) Schatz; and nieces and nephews Brandon Friedman, Lauren Friedman Suits, and Lexi, Zach and Kaitlin Schatz.

Contributions may be made to JFS or HEA.

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