Anne N. Bates

Joseph Friedel
December 18, 1938 – December 1, 2006

My loving husband and best friend, Joseph Friedel, was an honest and dedicated man in all his endeavors.  His eulogy praised his life.  He was a successful and highly respected student, teacher, coach, mentor, friend, leader and wonderful family man.  His legacy asks all those whose lives he touched, to continue being a friend to others and to mentor in his memory.

Our family will be ever grateful for the years he gave us.  We enjoyed sports, camping, fishing, hunting, the Cape Cod beaches and doing volunteer work together.  The houses we built together in Cape Cod and the mountain house here in New York are our crown.  Our two children and four grandchildren are the jewels of our lives.

“Where have you been all my life?” he asked when we met.  I answered, “Waiting for you.”  We will wait again for the day we meet in heaven.


Submitted by: Sandy Friedel, wife of 44 years
West Shokan, NY