Armin Fried, who had lived in East Hampton part time since 1986, died on Jan. 13 in Arlington, Va. He was 87 and had been in failing health for some time.
Mr. Fried’s friends remember him as an athletic man who enjoyed playing volleyball at Main Beach in summer. He was also, they said, a soccer fanatic who had “SOCCER 1” on his license plate, thereby being mistaken for Pelé on occasion. He was a skier as well.
In addition to his athletic pursuits, Mr. Fried’s other interests included Zionism. He was a member of Jewish Survivors of Latvia and also the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan.
Armin Fried was born in Konigsberg, Germany, on Sept. 3, 1924. He attended schools in Riga, which was invaded by the Nazis in 1941. Mr. Fried survived World War II and the labor camps he was sent to in Siberia and Kazakhstan from 1941 to 1947.
After the war, he attended the University of Vienna from 1947 to 1950, emigrating to the United States immediately afterward and earning a degree as a certified public accountant at New York University in 1954. Mr. Fried worked for various firms in the city, including Harris, Kerr, Forster & Company. He served as controller at the Whittaker Corporation for 16 years.
In 2004 Mr. Fried married Jane Howard of East Hampton and they began spending winters in Boca Raton, Fla., where Ms. Howard owned a condominium. In September 2010, they moved to Arlington, where he died.
Services were held on Jan. 15 at New Montefiore Cemetery in East Farmingdale. Mr. Fried loved animals, and the family has requested that, should acquaintances and friends be so moved, they make donations in his name to Elsa’s Ark, 28 Crystal Drive, East Hampton 11937, or to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, P.O. Box 901, Wainscott 11975.
Mr. Fried is survived by Ms. Howard and her three children.