Mark Friedman of Los Angeles, after spending a Saturday basking in the glory of Ohio State University’s sixth-straight victory over TTUN (That Team Up North) and finishing the celebration with an In-N-Out Double-Double, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Nov. 26. Friedman was a devoted Jewish communal professional and lay leader, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend as well as a lifelong Buckeye, Pirate, Steeler and doo-wop music fanatic. He is survived by wife Leslie, son and daughter-in-law Dan and Kristin of St. Louis, daughter Ellie of Phoenix, and grandkids Becca, Sarah, Adam, Leah and Justin. Family and friends will be honoring his memory by arguing about politics while watching “Animal House,” drinking single-malt Scotch and eating miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Donations may be made to the Jewish Free Loan Phoenix (jewishfreeloan.org), which will help support an organization that was near and dear to his heart.

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