3 years ago, Dr. Richie (Nochum Tzvi) Friedman Z”L of Cedarhurst was tragically struck & killed while walking home from a shul in Lawrence on a Motsai Shabbos. He was 56.
Dr. Friedman was known in Hatzolah as ES-72 (East Side 72), he was the medical director of Hatzalah of New York City (all 5 boroughs), Rockland (Monsey) as well as the Catskills. Additionally, before moving to Lawrence, he was an East Side Hatzolah Member, and was one of the founding members of Hatzalah of the West Side over 30 years ago.
Dr. Friedman was a deeply honorable man, a physician with a busy schedule, but also a person who always had time to stop what he was doing to assist people in need. He was known for his selfless dedication to the 5 Towns / Far Rockaway community itself and the overall Hatzalah network at large.
His talented son Yoshi rewrote a classic song in tribute and his yeshiva (Darchei Torah) debuted it as part of its annual dinner program this past week.