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Richard L. Friedman, business manager

Richard L. Friedman, business manager

Richard L. Friedman, former business manager of the old News American newspaper, died Saturday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications of a broken hip. He was 90.

The son of Meyer Friedman, a Baltimore Transit Co. investigator, and Grace Friedman, a Red Cross volunteer, Richard Lee Friedman was born in Baltimore and raised on Loyola Southway in Lower Park Heights.

After graduating in 1943 from Forest Park High School, he enlisted in the Navy. After completing training as a pharmacist mate at the Bainbridge Naval Hospital and at Camp Lejune, N.C., he served in Hawaii and the Philippines with the 83rd Seabees Battalion.

His unit was later transferred to...