Family-Placed Death Notice

FREEDMAN, Irma Irma Bluestein, 87, of Atlanta, died on November 27, 2012. Beloved wife of 64 years to Milton H. Freedman, M.D. Devoted mother of Francie Freedman Teitelbaum, Sally Freedman Plesser, and Jane E. Freedman. Adored grandmother of Jennifer, Emily and Samantha. Favorite aunt of many nieces and nephews. Irma was the youngest of four children born to Barnett "Barney" and Belle Bluestein in Boston, MA. Raised in Boston, she graduated from the University of Michigan in 1946. She met and married Milton in Boston where he was completing his medical training, and they moved to Atlanta, GA, his hometown, in 1949. Irma valued education and learning and delighted in reading and sharing good books with family and friends. In addition to being a devoted spouse, mother and homemaker, she volunteered many hours to PTA, Brownies, the Brandeis Book Fair, typing books in braille for the blind, tutoring elementary students in the Atlanta public schools, and working at the Northside branch of the Atlanta Public Library. Additionally, Irma's home was always open to her close family and friends. Irma will long be remembered for her grace, her intelligence, her wit and humor, and her compassion for others. She will be deeply missed by her immediate and extended family and close friends. Deep appreciation goes to her loving caregivers, Celeste Smith and Audrey Cox. An online guestbook is available at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. Milton H. and Irma B. Freedman Scholarship Fund at Emory University School of Medicine, 1440 Clifton Rd., NE, Suite 170, Atlanta, GA 30322, to Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, or to a . Graveside service will be 3:30 PM Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

Funeral Home

Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care of Eternal Light
3734 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 451-4999

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 28, 2012