Stephen Henry Friedlander (Age 78) Of Chevy Chase, MD and Fort Lauderdale, FL, died peacefully, Sunday, March 27, after having spent a wonderful week with his high school sweetheart and wife, Arlene, and their grandchildren and children who were visiting over spring break. Steve was born to the late Jack L. and Adelaide (Horovitz) Friedlander, on December 28, 1937. Steve graduated from Wilson High School in 1955 and received a Bachelor''s from Washington and Lee University in 1959. That year, he married Arlene Diener and they brought up three beautiful children, Stacey, Andy and Jillian, in Potomac, MD. Steve was a member of Who''s Who in American Colleges and ODK and he later earned a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. Steve was a well-respected commercial real estate lawyer and practiced at the law firm he and his father founded, Friedlander Misler, PLLC. Steve was passionate about his family (especially his grandchildren), his alma mater, Washington and Lee University, and friends. He was the patriarch of a very large and close family, every member of which will miss him dearly each and every day. He had an incredible circle of long-time friends and lived a full life which included extensive travel with friends and family, sporting events, excellent food, deep relationships and the Redskins. He will be remembered for his intelligence, wit, kindness, generosity, style, and compassion. Steve is survived by his wife, Arlene; sister, Phyllis (Samuel) Feder of New York, NY; children Jillian (Scott) Copeland of Potomac, MD and Andy (Tracey) Friedlander of Bethesda, MD. His first daughter, Stacey Lynn Friedlander, predeceased him. He also is survived by eight "perfect" grandchildren, Alexis, Danny, Jeremy, Jack, Kayla, Nicolas, Ethan, and Kade. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Diener School in Potomac, MD and the Charles E. Smith Lifetime Communities in Rockville, MD. Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC. Interment will follow at Garden of Remembrance Cemetery in Clarksburg, MD. Family will receive immediately following services, and at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday evenings, at the home of Jillian and Scott Copeland.Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC. Interment will follow at Garden of Remembrance Cemetery in Clarksburg, MD. Family will receive immediately following services, and at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday evenings, at the home of Jillian and Scott Copeland.
MAR 31. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St. NW
Washington, DC, 20016
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