Herbert Freedman, 88, of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Longmeadow and Clinton, Conn., died Feb. 2 at home. He was the husband of Ruth Mirkin Freedman. Born in Springfield, he was the son of Hyman and Rose Freedman. He attended Milford Academy, American International College and The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. He served as the elected Water Commissioner of Longmeadow for 27 years, and as president and owner of Keystone Plumbing Supply Co. He was a board member of Temple Beth El, a past president of JGS Lifecare, and a Rotary Club member. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Alan (Dorit), Bruce (Kym), and Curt; a daughter, Julianne Hahn (Gary); seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Andrew, Lynn, Benjamin and Alex Freedman, and Stephen and Elizabeth Hahn; a sister, Phyllis Cohen (Herbert) of Jupiter, Fla.; and a brother, Edward (Debra) of Clinton, Conn. Memorial contributions may be sent to Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield, 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA; Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108; or to JGS Lifecare, 770 Converse St., Longmeadow, MA 01106.


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