Jeffrey Friedlis

JeffreyFriedlis Beloved husband of Lori Friedlis died March 11, 2004. Jeff was 29 years old and looking forward to the birth of his first child. He is the son of Andre and Judy Friedlis of East Lansing and the brother of Jeremy and Leah. He will be grievously missed. Jeff was born in Vietnam in the midst of war. As an orphan at six months old, he was flown to Michigan to join the Friedlis family. Sickly when he arrived, he overcame this and many other life hurdles to become a strong and healthy young man. He married the love of his life, Lori Oster, on December 28, 1996. Together they purchased a 100 year old house in Grand Ledge and spent all their spare time rebuilding and refurbishing the home and landscaping the large yard. Martial arts was always very much a part of Jeff’s life. He began studying the sport when he was 13 years old. He turned his passion for martial arts into a successful career including an online business and teaching at the Institute of Traditional Asian Martial Arts studio on Grand River in East Lansing. At the studio Jeff shared not only his martial arts skill but also his focus of inner strength that comes from believing in oneself. His wife Lori, who works full time as a C.P.A. was very much a hands-on partner in all of Jeff’s enterprises. Jeff was a popular instructor and known by many in the community. His death leaves a hole in the hearts of all who loved him - his wife Lori, his newborn daughter Jade Nichole, his parents and siblings, a grandfather, aunts, uncles and cousins, and his in-laws Ken and Denise Oster. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 3 PM at the Hannah Community Center on Abbott Road in East Lansing. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lori Friedlis for baby Jade’s education fund.
 

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