BOCA RATON, FL —
Keith "Toby" Freeman, formerly of Middleport, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, FL.
Mr. Freeman was born in Middleport, NY on May 4, 1923 to the late Bessie Freeman and was predeceased by two brothers, Allen and Neal; and by a grandson, Raymond Pachter.
He and his wife, Ruth M. Freeman, were married November 3, 1951, at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville, NY.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth M. Freeman; daughters, Darlene (Richard) Pachter of Boca Raton, FL and Wendy (Steve Batz) of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Sarah (Peter) Freuderberger and Benjamin Pachter; and great-granddaughter, Aria Rose.
Mr. Freeman served in the US Army during WW II from 1943-1946. He held several offices in the Middleport Fire Department and was a member of the Exempts, and was also a member of Clute Phillips American Legion Post #938. He was a former mayor of Middleport.
Mr. Freeman was employed at Harrison Radiator Division of GMC, in Lockport, retiring in l985 after 38 years of service. He was a former member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Middleport and now at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, FL.
Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 4 PM at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, where funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM, with the Rev. Bruce Donley officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Hartland Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the Freeman family.
Visit www.bateswallace.com to sign guest register.