Richard W. Friday (1956)

Dick Friday, seventh President of the Highland Park Community Club, was an active, innovative, extremely inquisitive man who lived in Highland Park for over four decades. Dick and his brother John "J.R." Friday, younger by a year, were born on Avondale Place. When when Dick was three, their mother died and their father took J.R. and Dick over to the 200 block of South Aiken Avenue where they were raised by extended family, four doors down from David L. Lawrence. They attended Saint Paul's Cathedral School, Central Catholic and the University of Pittsburgh. Dick'and his wife Keith lived in the family's Aiken Avenue home before buying a home across from Murray Johnston on Wellesley Road. When Dick was the club's recording secretary, one board meeting was adjourned early when Keith went into labor with one of their eight children. Dick brought his active, innovative mind to the Highland Park Community Club, always doing something special in holidays. He is credited with starting the club's holiday decorating contest and securing gift certificates at Mansmann's department store for winners.