Herman N. Friedrichsen died at the Wilton Meadows Health Care Center early Monday morning, Nov. 4. His wife of 67 years, Ruth Nelson Friedrichsen, pre-deceased him in 2004.
He was born May 2, 1910 in the Bronx, N.Y. to Frieda and Herman Friedrichsen, recent German immigrants. At an early age the family moved to Staten Island, NY. As Mr. Friedrichsen grew up he exhibited an intuitive gift and knowledge of mechanical and electrical principles. While a teenager he converted his family’s home from gas lighting to the recently arrived electric lighting. He provided transportation and spending money for himself by repairing cars and motorcycles.