Dr. Melvin “Maish” Friedman


On February 8, Dr. Melvin “Maish” Friedman of Ocean City at 86. Commonly referred to as Doc, he was a hard-working, successful, businessman who owned Linden Pharmacy in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City, Md., where he owned businesses for over 30 years. Following his retirement, he was the Chairman of the Ocean City Community Health Fair in partnership with AARP for over 17 years. As a bilateral recipient of Cochlear implants, he was an ambassador for new patients seeking implant surgery. After only six months of knowing each other, he married the love of his life, Jackie Friedman (née Hoffman). For the next 61 years, they were always by each other’s side enjoying the simple pleasures of life and remaining devoted to one another. They had four children, Jill (Ernest) Slovon, Steven (Sandra) Friedman, Brian (Lisa) Friedman and Barry (Kim) Friedman; and nine grandchildren, Stephanie (Jeff) Adler, Erin Slovon, Abby Friedman, Mattie Friedman, Halle Friedman, Reese Friedman, Bryce Friedman, Brandon Friedman and Sydney Friedman. He will be deeply missed by family and friends, who will always remember his warm smile, intelligence, silly antics, determination and unwavering spirit – he was a true mensch. His legacy of love and kindness will continue to live on through the countless lives he touched.

Contributions may be sent to Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation (ciafonline.org/).

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