Alan Friedman

Alan Robert Friedman, 66, of Breakers West in West Palm Beach, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Formerly of Rhode Island, he and his wife Carol relocated to Florida in 2016. In addition to his beloved wife Carol, Alan was the devoted father and father-in-law of Lauren and Richard Koblick, Allison and Ian Horowitz and loving grandfather of Madison and Dylan Koblick. He was the loving son of Murray Friedman and the late Shirley Friedman, brother of Brian (Bobbie) Friedman and Gary Friedman, son-in-law of Phyllis Goldberg and the late Dr. Norman Goldberg, and brother-in-law Jeffrey Goldberg.

Alan was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, and in Rhode Island was vice president of a family owned business with locations in Providence, Warwick and Seekonk. An avid sports fan, Alan enthusiastically supported his Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots teams.  He was a selfless man, always caring for everyone else before himself.

The funeral will be held at Temple Beth-El in Providence, where Alan has been a member for over 40 years. Services will be on Monday, September 9 at 11:00 A.M. followed by interment in the Sons of Israel and David Cemetery.  Shiva will be observed in Rhode Island at the home of Brian and Bobbie Friedman on Monday, September 9 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and in Florida at the home of Lauren and Richard Koblick on Wednesday, September 11 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

Those wishing to make a contribution in Alan’s memory are kindly asked to consider the Jimmy Fund c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston MA 02284,, or the American Cancer Society, 621 Clearwater Park Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33401,, or Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave. Providence, RI 02906.


  1. Caryn Hirsch
    Sep 8, 2019

    Sending my love and deepest condolences to you, Carol, and your family on the loss of Alan. xoxo

  2. Glenda and Leonard Labush
    Sep 8, 2019

    Our deepest sympathy to the
    Friedman and Goldberg families.

  3. Donna Goldstein
    Sep 8, 2019

    Dear Carol, Lauren and Allison,
    I am deeply sorry to learn of the passing of your dear husband and father. I have wonderful memories of you all at Rocky Hill School. Thinking of you with love and respect. Sending caring thoughts. Love Mrs.G

  4. Joyce Schreiber Tesler
    Sep 8, 2019

    What tragic news! I send my deepest sympathy to all of Alan’s Family and Friends.
    Joyce Schreiber Tesler

  5. Raymond Tomasso
    Sep 9, 2019

    Ray & John Tomasso, and Leslie Sosa here at Tomasso & Tomasso are very sorry for your unexpected loss. We will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Jim Farley
    Sep 9, 2019

    With deepest sympathies. So saddened by the news as I am sure the whole family is. RIP my friend you will be missed for sure….. will forever hear you saying “oh jimmmmyyyyyyyyyyy” and “you’re killin me”… so long retro…RIP

  7. Marjorie Lewis
    Sep 9, 2019

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. May his memory be a blessing.
    Margie Lewis

  8. Lindsley Capuano
    Sep 11, 2019

    With deepest sympathy. So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  9. Cathy Dicomitis Strain
    Sep 12, 2019

    Deepest sympathy to the Friedman family.

  10. David Fellman
    Sep 12, 2019

    Brian, Bobbie and family-
    Deeply saddened to learn of Alan’s untimely passing. Remember the Friedman family from Highridge and the East Side.

  11. Steven Rice and family.
    Sep 14, 2019

    I am so sorry for your loss. Alan was a great and fun human being.

    He will be sadly missed by everyone.

    He will never be forgotten.

  12. Monty gold
    Nov 1, 2019

    Very sorry to hear about your loss. I remember great times on the east side and at URI with Alan . He was a very welcome surprise at my mothers shiva in Brookline.

  13. Steve Gold
    Dec 2, 2019

    Alan Friedman, Alan Friedman, ALAN FRIEDMAN!! Remember him! Alan was a real Mench! One of the first friends I met when I moved to the side at the ripe old age of 11 years young. We became fast friends and Alan will never know how important a person he was in the character of my life. I’m so thankful that we stayed in touch and saw each other a few times in recent years. Reconnected and you texted me one last time a few days before God had his plans for you. I will always save that text:)
    Rest easy brother. We will see you on the other side! Love you!♥️

  14. norm bouthillier
    Dec 13, 2019

    Some one recently mentioned Murray’s on Facebook…and I mentioned how I worked there.. and mentioned many names including Alan’s. One posted mentioned of his passing… I am saddened we had some fun times working in TV and Cameras and having Alan come down to sneak a peak on the screen for the Pat’s score.. He was a great guy to work for….wish I could have seen him in the last few years to reflect… he was a great guy…

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