Obit: Harry Friedman

Harry Friedman, 83, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Born in 1939, Harry was a native of Natchitoches, Louisiana and lived most of his life in his hometown and in New Orleans. He graduated from Natchitoches Central High School in 1957 and was a proud 1961 graduate and life-long supporter of LSU.

After college, Harry owned car dealerships in Natchitoches. There he raised his family with his wife Amanda. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family while instilling in them the values of hard work, integrity and compassion for others. In 1989, the family moved to Naples, Florida where he was involved in real estate and carved out a successful career before returning to Louisiana in the mid-1990’s. In New Orleans Harry continued his work by focusing his efforts on his family’s real estate holdings where he continued working until his final days.

Harry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Amanda Readhimer Friedman, his son Hampton Friedman of Austin, Texas, and his daughter Janet Gable (Blake) of Naples, Florida. His grandchildren, Ethan and Kelsey Gable, and Jake, Jasa and Harry Friedman were a constant source of pride and joy for him and he surrounded them with love and affection at every opportunity. Harry will especially be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, love of dancing, a good party, and the LSU Tigers.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Aug. 27 at Merci Beaucoup in Natchitoches from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Harry’s name to CASA of Central Louisiana or St. Mary’s Catholic School in Natchitoches.