We are sad to inform you that our friend and colleague Gerald M. “Gerry” Friedman passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning in New York City.
Services are scheduled tomorrow, November 30, in Queens, N.Y. at Parkside Memorial Chapel.
Receiving the Sidney Powers Medal in 2000, Gerry was a consummate geologist, researcher, and professor. He authored more than 600 papers and 19 books. He was also active in all three AAPG divisions and also served as AAPG vice president in 1984. In addition to being a Powers medalist, he was also honored by AAPG with Honorary Membership, the Distinguished Educator Award and the Distinguished Service Award. He was also a Trustee Associate of the AAPG Foundation.
Gerry had celebrated his 90th Birthday this past July. He is survived by Sue, his loving wife of 63 years, 5 children, 18 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any gifts in remembrance of Gerry be made in support of geological societies.
Our thoughts are with the family, his many friends and former students. He will be greatly missed.