FREEDMAN, IDA - Submitted by her family
Ida Freedman, beloved wife of the late Bernard Freedman, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019, at the age of 99 ½ years. She had lived the last six years with her daughter, Paula Streimish, in Fern Park, Florida. Ida and Bernie retired to Sunrise, Florida, where they enjoyed more than two decades of life as residents of Sunrise Lakes. Born and raised in the Greater Boston area, she married Bernie near the end of World War II and raised three children: Paula, a Fern Park resident, Faye, a resident of the Greater Baltimore area and the late Robert Freedman of Tampa. She also leaves behind five grandchildren (Rebecca, Aaron, Nicole, Matthew and Michael) and four great-grandchildren (Jared, Tyler, Sofia and Annabelle).
While most of her adult life was spent as a wife and mother, her kindness and concern for the people she met was a hallmark of her character. She was a dedicated homemaker who could create a banquet for 12 on a moment’s notice or provide enough beach supplies for unexpected summer visitors. As her years advanced, the family decided she should not live alone so at the age of nearly 94 she began her second retirement living with her daughter, Paula. She enjoyed a new circle of friends and became everyone’s “Mom”.
Although quiet by nature, Ida leaves a very large hole in the tapestry of life of those who knew her and loved her. Zichrona livracha
A cryptside service will be held at Star of David Memorial Gardens, North Lauderdale, on Thursday, February 28, at 1:00 PM with Rabbi Steven W. Engel of Congregation of Reform Judaism officiating.
Services entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando FL 32810. 407.599.1180 www.bethshalommemorialchapel.com