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December 9, 1923 - September 16, 2016
Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - Mount Sinai Chapel
Service Date: Wednesday September 21st, 2016
Service Time: 2:00 pm
Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - Mount Sinai Chapel
5950 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068
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September 27, 2016
To the Family of Dr. Gerald Freeman, I extend my condolences. Just by coincidence, I came across Dr. Freeman's name and the notice of his passing....a name that I have remembered with fondness for almost 70 years. When I was a young child, we lived on First Street in Boyle Heights, just a block or two from where a Dr. Freeman had his office in a residential area. I have thought of him with fondness over the many decades, as he was the doctor who made house calls, often in the middle of the night and wee hours of the morning, to attend to my father who had many bouts of coronary chest pain and heart attacks. With black leather satchel, full suit-dress shirt-tie, etc. Dr. Freeman came to our apartment within minutes to attend to my father, give him medication and/or injection, call the ambulance, or whatever was necessary. In our family, he was considered a physican/miracle worker, warm and friendly, compassionate, professional, kind and thoughtful....a young man just beginning his medical career. I can still picture him.....a tall and handsome young man with his medical satchel. So, with fond these memories to share with you, please accept my condolences. Jo Seligman
September 20, 2016
Dear Freeman family, It is with a very heavy heart that I learned of Jerry's passing. He was a role model for me as a child and young adult. His perpetual smile, professionalism, and encouragement guided my decision to become a health professional (dentist). I fondly remember, more than once, his walking me across the dance floor at family celebrations, introducing me- as he did with all the shy boys- to a girl with whom to dance. Recognizing my parents could not afford to buy me a car, he gave me one of his to use for my commute to college. He offered to have me live in his home if I had chosen to attend UCLA. His kindness and generosity knew no limits. I feel certain his family will be comforted by many warm, proud memories of his most exemplary life. Michael Weinberg
September 20, 2016
Dear Freeman family, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. From the years in City Terrace, CA, Jerry and Tamar were lifelong friends of my parents, Irwin and Lorraine Weinberg z"l. Mom recently passed away in August, 2016, and at that time, I was unsuccessful in locating Jerry (via Sinai Temple) when I was in Los Angeles. I fondly remember Jerry as such a wonderful role model, welcoming and greeting attendees at family simhas who appeared to be unfamiliar with surroundings or uncertain re: Jewish customs. And Jerry and Tamar encouraged my older brother Michael in pursuing his dental career (even generously furnishing him with his first car so he could get to classes!) On behalf of my brothers (Michael, Larry, and Steven) and their families, we share your loss and hope that you will be comforted with lots of good memories.