FREEMAN JR., SAMUEL ELMER Elmer Freeman, 98, a lifelong resident of Annapolis and Eastport, died peacefully at his home on January 9. Born on February 21, 1915 at home in Eastport, Mr. Freeman was the son of the late Samuel Elmer Freeman and Mary Elizabeth Mitchell. On September 10, 1936, Mr. Freeman married Annie Elizabeth Robinson. They had just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary just before her passing in 2004. They lived in the same house on Tyler Ave. since 1947. From April 1943 until December 1945, Mr. Freeman served as a Sergeant in the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. In 1973, Mr. Freeman retired as an Electronics Technician at the United States Naval Marine Experimental Laboratory (Experiment Station). During his youth and young adulthood, Mr. Freeman worked for G.C. Murphy Company, A&P, and his father's electrician business. He attended Annapolis High School and took great pride in having grown up in the old Hell Point area, now part of the grounds of the Naval Academy. He enjoyed dancing to big band music and partying but mostly enjoyed being with his family and family history. In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, Mr. Freeman is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Dorothy Acosta. He is survived by his son, Samuel Elmer Freeman III; granddaughters Diana McManus (Tom) and Christine Kujawa (Tom); six great grandchildren Katy, Erin and Sarah McManus and Alexis, Kelly and Justin Kujawa. He is also survived by two nephews, Joe and Raymond Acosta. Visitation will be from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Monday January 13 at the Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapolis Road in Gambrills. Services and burial will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday January 14 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, 1911 Forest Drive in Annapolis. Online condolences can be made to www.hardestyfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Capital and the Maryland Gazette on Jan. 11, 2014