We share the sad news that Michael Friedman '93 died on Saturday, September 9, in Manhattan. A renowned composer and lyricist, his works on and off Broadway have touched countless people. He was a bright light and creative force whose seemingly boundless warmth and joie de vivre emanated delightfully through our community, and well beyond. The New York Times published this article about him yesterday. An obituary has been published today in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Where there was music at GFS during the late 1980s and early 90s, there was Michael. His voice and piano playing could be heard in the hallways, in M-314 and many other classrooms, and from our stages. He was a voracious learner, particularly enamored of all things related to history, Classics and politics. Given his ongoing connection to GFS during his adult life, he is remembered fondly by generations of students and teachers alike. He is gone far too soon.
Michael's family will be holding a memorial service at Germantown Monthly Meeting on Saturday, September 16, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. All are welcome.
We are holding Michael's family and his many dear classmates, friends, and teachers who are grieving in the Light.