Florence “Flossie” “Faye” Friedman, 96

June 08, 2021

Florence “Flossie” “Faye” Friedman, 96, of Lancaster, passed away at the Mennonite Home on June 8, 2021 (her daughter Andi’s birthday) with her son Rich at her side after a 21-year struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Faye was born in Philadelphia in 1924 to the late Samuel and Amelia (Koff) Wachtel. A natural athlete, she played basketball and was a cheerleader in high school. Her family moved to Harrisburg her senior year; and after graduating, she worked as a bookkeeper in an apparel shop where she spent most of her earnings. She was involved in planning USO activities during WWII, and after the war, her uncle introduced her to his friend Stanley Friedman, a returning Veteran from Lancaster. They married in 1946 and celebrated 58 years of glorious marriage magic until his death in 2004.

Faye was an amazing homemaker, volunteer and athlete. She golfed, played tennis, and loved canasta and mahjong as well. She was an active member of the JCC and the Temple Beth El Sisterhood. She cooked for Town Fair, modeled in fashion shows, acted in plays, and answered the call wherever she was needed. She attended every event in which her children participated.

In later years, she and Stan spent their winters in Florida, but continued to travel “north” if their grandchildren were in an activity or special event. In the summer, she loved visiting the Jersey Shore and going to the beach. Devoting her entire life to her family, Faye is survived by her daughter Andrea Shiroff, wife of Herb, of Pompano Beach, FL, son Richard Friedman, husband of Susan, of Lancaster, grandchildren Seth Wolkov, husband of Tia, Joe Friedman, Lauren Fogel, wife of Raphael, Glenn Shiroff, husband of Lisa, Andrew Shiroff, Mandy Meyer, wife of Matthew; and her 6 great grandchildren Weston and Remy Wolkov, Sayde Shiroff, Pisay and Addie Meyer, Liam and Amalia Fogel. She was preceded in death by a brother Gerald Wachtel. She is also loved by many friends, extended family, and those who cared for her at the Mennonite Home in Lancaster.
Faye spread her love and generosity to all who came her way, and will always be remembered for her smile, her warmth, her generosity and unconditional love and hugs. May her memory always be a blessing.

Graveside Services will be held at Temple Beth El Cemetery, 295 E. Newport Road, Lititz, PA 17543 on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2pm with Rabbi Jack Paskoff. Shiva will be observed privately. Memorial contributions in Faye’s honor may be made to Temple Beth El 1836 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.


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June 13, 2021

Rich and family.  So sorry to read about the passing of your Mother.  Although we lived only a few houses away from each other when growing up, I’m sorry to say I never met her.  She sounded like a wonderful person and I know she was a great Mother because of the way you turned out.  My deepest sympathies.  Doug Bowers

June 11, 2021

Dear Rich and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Rich, I lost my dad last year to Alzheimer’s and he was at the Mennonite Home as well so they were probably in the same unit. Terrible disease and I hope a cure is coming in the near future! Thinking of you all.
Sue Berkheimer

June 10, 2021

Rich, Sue and family,I know there are no words to ease the loss but what a ray of sunshine your mom was! Laughter and good times always seemed to follow her. She shines on through all of you. I hope all the wonderful memories bring comfort.
Rick Baron

June 10, 2021

May the memories sustain you in life. They are a blessing.
Sue Wolf

June 10, 2021

Dear Andrea and Rich, there are no words.  Your Mother was one of a kind for all of her 96 years!  She was so loved. Her meory will be a true blessing. My thoughts and love are with you both.
Much Love,
Ellen Wascou

June 10, 2021

Dear Andrea and Richard. Please accept my sincere and loving condolences. I was only in your lives for a brief time in our childhoods. Bit I loved your mother. She taught me how to cha cha when I was friends with Andrea. So sad to hear she had Alzheimer’s. My mother died from multi-farct dementia in 2006. Not easy to watch. My parents are buried at Beth So Cemetery. I’ll visit your mom the next time I go there. Blessings to all of you. May your mom rest in peace.  Steve

Thursday, June 10, 2021
2:00 PM
Temple Beth El Cemetery
295 E. Newport Road
Lititz, PA
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