FREDMAN

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    Irwin Jay Fredman of Gaithersburg, Maryland passed away peacefully on December 31, 2020, at age 88. Survived by his wife, Christine Latsey, and children Jonathan, Lauren (Greg Huot), Paul, and Peter; grandchildren Jane, Eve, Zachary, Alex, and Natalie; and nieces Sondra and Bobbie. Predeceased by his son Andrew (Kerin). His previous marriage to Ruth Gruber ended in divorce. Raised in South Philadelphia, he was an early Jewish cadet at West Point and actively participated in alumni events for the rest of his life. At Temple University in the 1950s he led the effort to create the first integrated fraternity. As an adult he was a devoted member of Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park and a community activist who achieved significant street safety improvements. Irwin Jay fought a brave battle with Parkinson’s disease and remained positive until his final days and grateful for his family and friends. Services will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes.