Donald Richard Friedman, 73, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Sunday, March 26th, 2023, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his beloved wife Cynthia, son David & girlfriend Suzy, his daughter Jessica & husband Steve, his daughter Stacy & husband Jay, his two grandchildren Kaden and Marcus Hammer, his brother Tom Friedman & wife Dawne & children, and his sister Sue Friedman.

Don grew up in Canton, Ohio and was drafted into the US Army to serve in Vietnam at age 19. He was honorably discharged and received two purple hearts. He spent many good years of his life living in the Florida Keys working as a milkman and catching lobsters. Don moved to Venango, PA in the 1980s where he and his business partners and good friends, Mike and Bill Haggerty, purchased the Waterford Hotel Restaurant. Don also worked at Curtze Food Company for more than 40 years as a sales rep. Donald loved fast cars, big block engines, his tractors, and working on the farm. He was a distinguished member of the Waterford community, and he will be greatly missed by all.

Friends may visit with the family at memorial visiting hours held at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford, PA on Friday, March 31st from 2pm until 7pm.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family may donate to any local non-profit for Veterans.