Christian H. Freeman age 94 of Harrisburg, PA passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at Carolyn’s House Hospice Residence. For the past two years, he was a resident at Ecumenical Retirement Community.
Born on November 17, 1924 in Pottsville, PA. Chris was the son of the late John Freeman and Margaret (Noll) Freeman of Pottsville, PA. He was a 1942 graduate of Pottsville High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII, was wounded in combat and awarded a Purple Heart. Chris was a retired machinist for the United States Government.
Chris was a member of the Colonial Park United Church of Christ. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and having coffee with his buddies at the Colonial Park Mall each morning. He was an avid Phillies fan.
He is survived by his sister, Jeanie Moyer of Tamaqua; sister-in-law, Beverley Nagle-Haus; niece, Tara Mitchell; nephew, Jack Nagle of Harrisburg. Other nieces and nephews include; Judy Dross, Shelley Tomey, Maryan Marton, Carolan Emery, Doris Jean Breyan, Mickey, Jack, Bobby and Richie Jobrey.
In addition to his parents, Chris was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude R. Freeman; brothers, John and George Freeman; sisters, Margaret (Dolly) Zelinsky, Freda Jobrey and nephew, Mark Zelinsky.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff of the Ecumenical Retirement Community and to the staff of Carolyn’s House for their excellent care of Chris during his last days of life.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc., 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109. Viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, 1701 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17110.