Milton Dultz Friedland

Milton Dultz Friedland

Death 20 Jul 1988 (aged 68)
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 25
Memorial ID 46080838 · View Source
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Milton Dultz Friedland, 68, of Springfield died Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Nashville, Tenn., on July 17, 1920. He was raised by his mother, Birdie Dultz Friedland, in Chicago. One son, Stuart M. Friedland, preceded him in death.

Mr. Friedland's skills as a stenographer led him into naval intelligence during World War II. After graduating with a B.A. in economics from Roosevelt University, he joined WBKB-TV in Chicago as a secretary, and later became national sales manager.

In 1953, as general manager of WICS-TV, he put the first UHF television station Illinois on the air. He was made vice president of Plains Television in 1959. In 1986 he retired from broadcasting to become associate to the president for community relations at Sangamon State University. He had been active in bringing Sangamon State University to Springfield, and was one of its first graduates, receiving an M.A. in communications in 1973. He served as president of the Springfield Association of Commerce and Industry, Sangamon State University Foundation, Jewish Community Relations Council, and Congregation B'rith Sholom. He was active in Big Brother/Big Sister, Jewish Federation of Springfield, B'nai B'rith, Memorial Medical Center Foundation and Springfield Mental Health Association.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; two sons, Lewis A. Friedland of Milwaukee and Howard A. Friedland of Chicago; and one grandson.

Services: Bisch Memorial Home, Rabbi Stephen Moch officiating. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery

State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) - July 21, 1988

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