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Dr. Alex Friedman
TIVERTON - Dr. Alex (Happy) Friedman,

of 17 Robin Drive, Tiverton, RI, formerly of Portsmouth, RI died Monday, February 20, 2006.
He was the husband of Eileen (Moffett) Friedman.
Born in Newport, RI, on October 2, 1915, he was the son of Max and Annie (Markman) Friedman.
A graduate of Rogers High School, Class of 1934, a lover of sports, he played Varsity Basketball and Baseball.
He enlisted in the Army during WWII, form 1941 until 1946. He spent 14 months in the European Theatre, working in the Medical Eye Clinic. He worked as an Optometrist until his retirement in RI.
He had offices, first on Broadway, then on Bellevue Avenue. Before retiring in 1979 he worked at the Eye Physicians, in Fall River, MA.
He was part owner of A&F Construction in 1952 and later opened a Chinese restaurant from 1961 until 1964.
He was a member of the YMCA on Mary Street for 27 years and later years was a member of the American Legion, The Lions Club, and the Kiwanis Club.
Besides his wife, he leaves three stepchildren, Larry Retherford of NH, Claudia Kelly of Daytona Beach FL, and Patty Ferrell of Thornville, Ohio; six stepgrandchildren and 5 stepgreat-grandchildren; two nieces Susan Tores and Cathy Dwyer; and six nephews; Miles Friedman, Providence, RI, Dr. Frederick Friedman, Providence, RI, Dr. Andrew Friedman, Jackson, VT, Mathew Friedman, Hartford, CT and the late Mathew Herz, Framington, MA and Jonathan Friedman, Washington, DC.
He was brother of the late Edward Friedman, Louis Friedman, Mae Herz and Sophie Friedman.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, Hospice Division, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 or Tiverton Rescue, 85 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878.
Graveside service Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 1 p.m., Trinity Cemetery, East Main Road, Portsmouth.
Avis Sachem Synagogue.

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