July 29, 1934 – May 13, 2019
Stanton Terry Friedman took his last breaths in this world in a place where he spent so much time over the past five decades-an airport. He died in Toronto on May 13th, on the way home to Fredericton from a speaking engagement in Ohio.
He officially retired in 2018, but his passion for speaking about UFOs kept him accumulating air miles, even at the age of 84. Over the years, he lectured in 10 provinces, 50 states, and 19 countries.
Stan was born on July 29, 1934. He grew up in Linden, New Jersey, but after meeting his wife, Marilyn (Kimball), he became so smitten, he eventually followed her across the border to New Brunswick, Canada, where they put down roots in Fredericton, a city he happily called home for nearly 40 years.
Along with Marilyn, Stan leaves behind his daughters Rachel and Melissa (David Parsons), a grandson, James Kenneth (Luzelle Carranza Aquino) and a great grandson, James. He was predeceased by two sons, Sean and James Leo.
Decades before his attention was captured by little green men, Stan worked as a waiter in the Catskills to put himself through university. It was there in the “Borscht Belt” that he he first laid eyes on a lobster and danced with debutantes.
Afterwards, he worked as a nuclear physicist for General Electric, McDonnell Douglas, and other companies. But by the 1970’s he’d abandoned those top secret projects to focus on his research into UFOs. In that career, he gave hundreds, more likely thousands of interviews and appeared on TV shows such as Larry King Live, and Unsolved Mysteries. He is heralded as the man who brought the “Roswell Incident” into the public eye.
While his mind often dwelled on solar systems light years away, here on earth, he was a kind-hearted softie who never failed to hold open a door or pull out a chair for the people he was with. Stan was a man who was out of this world, but he’ll be greatly missed by those of us still on the planet.
Born: July 29, 1934 Death: May 13, 2019
A public visitation will be held at the York Funeral Home on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the International UFO Museum & Research centre in Roswell, New Mexico. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Stanton Friedman 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Fredericton, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick