FREEBURG--Josephine Stout, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and psychologist, passed away on February 22, 2014. Jo possessed a rare combination of fierce independence, warmth, quick wit, and tremendous intelligence. She was born in 1918 in York, PA to Abe and Sophie Singerman. She worked her way through New York University, graduating summa cum laude. Jo obtained her PhD in psychology from Yeshiva University and worked at Bellevue, Karen Horney Clinic, and in private practice. In 1969 she moved to Lubbock, TX, where she continued private practice. After retiring at age 79, she moved to Pennsylvania where she enjoyed antiquing, travel, tennis, and crossword puzzles. She is predeceased by her four siblings and her husbands, William Stout, PhD, and Charles Freeburg. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Wendy and Michael Irwin, her grandchildren, Ashley and Tyler Thompson, her stepson Eric Freeburg, his wife Sonia, and his daughter Angelica.
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Published in The New York Times on Mar. 30, 2014