- 84 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 27, 1927
- Place of birth:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
- Date of passing: Aug 19, 2011
- Place of passing:
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
|Let the memory of Malcolm be with us forever|
Malcolm Frederick Freeman, Jr. Born in Bridgeport, CT, 27 February 1927. Grew up in Springfield, MA, and graduated from Technical High School.
Son of Malcolm F. Freeman, Sr, and Marion Jackson Freeman
He lived in Springfield, Ma, Bridgeport, CT, Stamford, CT, and more recently East Windsor, NJ
Malcolm believed in God, and came to Christ in March 2011, with his son Mark and Marks's wife Carolyn.
Malcolm joined the Army Air Corp, and went to Tuskegee Air training School for Black Pilots in 1944. World War II was over before he graduated, so he returned to Springfield and became a salesman. Worked as a salesman for many companies during his career, including Liberty Mutual Insurance, Pitney Bowles, and TIC GUM.
He loved to sail and for a long time docked his boat in Stamford, CT., at the Halloween Yacht Club where he was a life member.
Malcolm enjoyed travel, watching old movies, family, listening to Jazz., and spending holidays with his sons and their families.
For many years he walked at least 3 miles each day, and always maintained good nutrition.
He is survived by two Sons,
Malcolm F. Freeman, III, his wife Nadine, and son Auren
Mark Freeman, his wife Carolyn, and children, Betty Nichole, Angela, Aschante, Levar, Lowell, and Lance, as well as three grand children, Courtney Alexander, Shakira, and Kimora. He also is survived by Robert Clark, his step-son from his marriage to Audrey.
Seven (7) sisters.
Ruth Mann, Temple Hills, Md, Jeanne Bass-Latta, Deceased. Shirley Holmes, deceased, Marion Swann, Ft Washington, MD, Sylletta Birk, Copenhagen, DK, Lynda Williams, Upper Marlboro, MD, and Paula Oliver, Washington, DC.
He has many relatives and friends to miss him.
"Didn't forget your birthday, 27 February, you would have been 85 years old. Happy Birthday anyway. Love you."
"I am thinking of you tonight uncle malcolm. Thinking of you telling stories about anything and everything. We will always love and be grateful for the time you were with us.
"I miss you Uncle....Your smile and stories will stay with me forever. I LOVE YOU!!!!"
"Malcom you will always be in my thoughts. I picked up to call you, and forgot you were no longer there. We used to talk all the time and kepted in touch for over thirty years. I miss talking to you, and you are truely missed. It's hard to say "good bye" to a good friend."
"I love you and will miss you forever."
"Malcom was a very special friend and a perfect gentleman.The thirty years plus of knowing him was truely a great adventure. He had a gift for "gab" and was an entertainer. I enjoyed sailing with him which was the love of his life. I loved him and he will be missed."
"From the moment he arrived his magnetic personality was apparent. He wore a smile on his face, mischief behind his eyes and could brighten your day in a instant. He touched the lives of many in his short time at Sunrise of Alexandria. The honor was all ours: Reminiscence Staff"
"Malcolm truly had the gift of gab. With his dapper demeanor and great smile he could actually make the story of rubber gum interesting! Malcolm, you will live on in all of our hearts. Rest warrior, rest."
"Malcolm could fill a room -- as no one else could -- with laughter and energy. The echoes remain. Farewell, Malcolm."
"The most important memory for me as his son, was the day at Princeton Hospital when my Dad took the invitation to Christ, I knew then that my Father would be with Grandma in Heaven when he passed. I LOVE YOU DADDY! Inspired 25 Forever"
"You were first of eight, but the only son. Being different, leading and curisoity came naturally as well as your only option. Your interests and challenges were many; you navigated 84 years here and a new element awaits. Travel well. sfb."
"I had the pleasure of working with Malcolm for about 20 years at TIC GUMS --- never, never have I had the pleasure of being around such a vibrant, alive and enthusiastic person. Always looking forward, with hope and aspirations for the best that life could offer. I miss him."
"While visiting Pensacola many years ago, Malcolm went sailing in the Gulf of Mexico and spent quality time with my family. My boys called his name constantly, "Uncle Malcolm, look!, Uncle Malcolm come here!..." I hope he hears us calling his name now."
"We lost a GEM in the family..but he will never be forgotten. We love you and miss you Uncle Malcolm"
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