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Obituary - JACK A. FREEMAN


Jack A. Freeman, 99, of Longwood, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Jack was born in New York City on Nov. 18, 1919, one of three children born to the late Morris and Rebecca Bilsky Freeman.

Jack graduated from City College of New York with a Bachelor of Business degree and attended Brooklyn Law School—St. Lawrence University from 1940 to 1942. He also attended Seminole Community College from 1982 to 1985. Jack served in the U.S. Army in WWII as a warrant officer from 1942 to 1946. He also was a CPA in New York and New Jersey, beginning in 1943.

The family relocated to the Orlando area in the 1980s, and has been members of Congregation of Reform Judaism since that time.

Jack was a successful businessman and real estate developer and investor. In 2007, he wrote a book, “Florida Pioneer to Land Baron.”

Jack is survived by his daughter, Helene (David) Rasmussen of Winter Park and his son, Mark (Margot) Freeman. He is also survived by his grandchildren—Dr. Aaron Rasmussen (Dr. Rebecca Briskin), Jason Rasmussen, Michael Rasmussen, Heather Bristol, Brian Freeman and Jill Hirsch. He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude; his son, Jeffrey; his brother, Jules Freeman; and his sister, Sylvia Chevelier.

A private family interment was held in Miami. There will be a memorial service in Orlando at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 630 Lee Road, Orlando, Fla. 407-599-1180.


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