Philip Bernard Freedman
Born 1929 in Bronx, NY
Died 3/24/2019 in Gainsville, FL


Philip Bernard Freedman, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday in Gainesville, FL with his loving family by his side. Phil was born in the Bronx and remembered a happy childhood with neighborhood friends with whom he caused mischief. His father, an immigrant and WW1 veteran, worked in a bakery and brought home fresh rolls every morning before school. As a young man he lived and worked in Manhattan, enjoying live musical theater and selling menswear. He ultimately moved to Syracuse where he met his beloved, Selma. Phil was a respected and successful professional sales representative of women’s sleepwear, schlepping his products to small department and specialty stores across upstate NY. He loved it because he loved connecting with people! He had a warm sense of humor and made people laugh, even in his last years, months, and weeks. Phil is preceded in death by his parents Abraham and Anna, his sister Shirley, and his wife Selma. He is survived by daughters Jill (Dave Nelson) and Alisa (Jeffrey) Roth, and grandchildren Julia, Benjamin, Joshua, Katelyn, Alexandra. He was a sweet, loving, and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a loyal and trusted friend. We will miss him greatly.
Graveside services will be at 2PM, Friday in Beth El Cemetery.
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