ForeverMissed

 

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.

 

Posted by Ruth Mann on March 22, 2012
Didn't forget your birthday, 27 February, you would have been 85 years old. Happy Birthday anyway. Love you.
Posted by pamela bass-barbour on February 17, 2012
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. 

Love,
Pam
Posted by Candace Stanback on November 30, 2011
I miss you Uncle....Your smile and stories will stay with me forever. I LOVE YOU!!!!
Posted by doris merrity on October 19, 2011
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.
Posted by Ruth Mann on September 24, 2011
I love you and will miss you forever.
Posted by doris merrity on September 18, 2011
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.
Posted by Pattie gonzalez on September 10, 2011
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
Posted by Sylletta Birk on September 5, 2011
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.
Posted by Mark Freeman on September 5, 2011
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
Posted by Deborah Jones on September 5, 2011
Malcolm could fill a room -- as no one else could -- with laughter and energy. The echoes remain. Farewell, Malcolm.
Posted by Judith Jones on September 5, 2011
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.
Posted by stephen Andon on September 4, 2011
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.
Posted by Ryan Swann on September 3, 2011
We lost a GEM in the family..but he will never be forgotten. We love you and miss you Uncle Malcolm
Posted by Tracey Robinson on September 3, 2011
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.

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Posted by Ruth Mann on March 22, 2012
Didn't forget your birthday, 27 February, you would have been 85 years old. Happy Birthday anyway. Love you.
Posted by pamela bass-barbour on February 17, 2012
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. 

Love,
Pam
Posted by Candace Stanback on November 30, 2011
I miss you Uncle....Your smile and stories will stay with me forever. I LOVE YOU!!!!
Recent stories

My Brother Malcolm

Shared by Ruth Mann on September 26, 2011

My brother was just one year older than me.  That made us the first boy and girl in the Freeman family, and he always thought I was born for him to chastise.

I was grown before I realized that he loved me.  As a youngsters he tried his best to get rid of me.  Once he dug a hole on the side of our house, hit me so that I would chase him, and when I fell in the hole he tried to bury me.  Another time, he took a hot poker from the coal stove and tried to brand me like a cow.  Me, on the other hand, would hurt anyone who tried to hurt my brother.  More recently, Malcolm told me that he had decided to move to Maryland and live with me.  Didn't take him seriously, but now I wonder if he meant it.

Malcolm could always be depended upon to show for family gatherings and we all were happy to see him.  He added flare, and in recent years was the patriarch of the family.

I love him, and will miss him forever.

 

 

 

Family arriving for celebration of life for Dad

Shared by Mark Freeman on September 17, 2011

The date is September 11, 2011, and my Fathers friends and Family are arriving,to honor and remember a Great Man. He was a giving and always gave his time and advice to the entire Freeman Clan. We are in Stamford, Ct. where he Captained here for 40 years.He sailed in Long Ialand Sound, and North to Nantucket,with friends like Bernie Weiss, who donated his time and shared with us his memories of my Dad. My Brothers Malcolm 111 and Robert, used to always help him with the Boat (Inspired), He had a Passion for the water, and he shared it with our family,co-workers andfellow members of the Halloween Yacht Club..

Love is Contagious

Shared by Pattie gonzalez on September 10, 2011

Malcolm was so passionate about a few things, family, sailing, and JAZZ.  Yes I put Jazz in all caps because Malcolm and I went a couple of rounds over Jazz.

Malcolms love for Jazz , sailing and family was so contagious that it would spill over on to the staff.

He educated the entire staff on Fats Waller(Jazz Musician). It was a sight just to sit and watch him enjoy the sound of Jazz, it was a true love for him. He  had no shame in tell ing you that the music was just AWFUL and that FATS WALLER was the best Jazz Muician, he would even tell us what radio station he would listen to it on and that Fats Waller was young when he passed if I recall correctly it was 1943. He loved to teach us.

Sailing was another great love he shared with us.  He loved telling us about sailing on his 6 passinger sail boat and how there is no beter place to be than on the water with the wind blowing on your face and watching the sun set from his boat.  Sharing those memories brought a big smile to his face every time.

But the most contagious love he shared with us our staff was the love he demonstrated towards and felt for his family.  He loved his family with his whole heart.  He was proud to be the only son with seven sisters.  It was so clear to see the love between him and his sister Ruth.  It was priceless and contagious.  It made you want to rush home and make sure you were nuturing a relationship with your sibling with hopes that would look something like theirs when you reach your later years.  Every day she was there,  Malcolm would give her a little bit of a hard time and she would give him a little back then you would see this sweet incredble love between the two of them.  That was what it should look like. our staff was so touched by the relationship between Ruth and Malcolm.  One staff member even said it even change her relationship with her sibling. 

I almost forgot he had one more love OREO cookie.  I have never seen any one love a oreo the way Malcolm did. 

We are so greatful for all that we gained from your journey,

Reminiscence Staff

Sunrise Alexandria