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YUDENFRIEND HERBERT It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the death of Herbert Yudenfriend on Friday, May 14, 2021, 3 months after the passing of his beloved wife Minya. Herb was the father of Donna Lawrence (Jeffrey), Ruth Morrel, Paula Yudenfriend Green (Arlin), and the late Lisa Aronin (Douglas). He was the cherished grandfather of Michael Lawrence, Elana Stein (Josh), Josh Lawrence (Gabi), Shira Nanavati (Akshay), Eric and David Morrel, Rabbi Noah Aronin (Tovah), Chava Aronin, Brittany Rodriguez (Brandon Diez), Danielle Rodriguez (Andrew Duncan), Alison Green Imbergamo (Mike), Sam Green (Annie Leiman), Mike Green (Meriah Schoen), and Lisa Green, and great grandfather to William and Benjamin Lawrence; Isabelle and Judah Stein; Amalia, Adir and Ariyah Lawrence; Annaelle and Zeke Nanavati; Yaakov and Eli Aronin; Luca and Liam Imbergamo; and Cole Duncan. He is also survived by his sisters, Penny Shuman and Susan Winston. Minya and Herb were married at Har Zion in 1951 and would have celebrated their 70th anniversary this past March. Herb was an active member of Har Zion for over 60 years. The family respectfully requests that contributions be made to Har Zion Temple or AMIT Children. Herb received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Temple University where he also completed the academic requirements for his PhD in psychoeducational processes. He spent several years teaching in the Philadelphia Public School System, using humor and poker odds to teach his high school students mathematics. Ultimately, Herb joined the family business in the glass industry, becoming an expert in safety, security, and energy-efficient glass and window films. He was a consultant for the White House, the National Park Service, and the Department of Energy, and supported numerous high-profile projects including the Ellis Island Restoration Project. He was also an expert witness, published author and speaker who testified before legislative committees and was a member of the Board of the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council, a council of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Herb held two patents for methodology for manufacturing certified glazing products using applied films, and received the State of New Jersey's Innovation Award. In addition, the National Institute of Building Sciences bestowed its highest honor on him-the NIBS Member Award. That award reads, in part, "Herb Yudenfriend. . . has been a guiding force in our effort to reduce energy use in homes and buildings. His leadership in developing the concept for an energy rating system for windows, helping to develop the ASTM standard for window installation, and promoting training and certification programs for window installers, . . . [has] advanced national energy efficiency goals." A multi-talented individual, Herb taught himself to play the piano and compose music. He performed his piano concerto, The Impressions of a Dream, on the radio in 1947 and his song It Was Just a Day in Mid-September is a great family favorite. Minya, Herb's wife, fell in love with him the first time she met him when he was playing the piano at a friends' house. Herb was also a published author. His book Dear Everybody...: Adventures of a Teenage Soldier, highlights his personal experiences and the history he witnessed as a 17 to 19 year old soldier in the Philippines. He was working on a second book at the time of his death. As a long suffering Phillies fan, Herb was thrilled to be present at Vets' Stadium in 1980 for the sixth game of the world series when the team won its very first world series. Herb was always ready with a joke and used humor to develop relationships with his grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to Graveside Services Sunday 2 P.M. at Roosevelt Memorial Park or via Zoom +1-646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 559 871 8497 Password: 18. www.levinefuneral.com
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