Thomas Douglas Freimark

Thomas Douglas Freimark

Thomas Douglas Freimark, 55, passed away on May 11, 2011 in Tallahassee.

Thom was born in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1955 to Ilse Freimark, a German citizen - his father was Spanish. Ilse later married an American serviceman named Leroy Homer, and the family moved to America — Long Island in New York when Thom was 8 years old. His mother and stepfather had four other children— in addition to his stepfathers four daughters. He attended Catholic school from grade 3-11, and public high school for his senior year. He joined the Army at age 17 and served as a medic and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg. He had many adventures and travels in his youth and young adulthood. He ended up in Tampa, Florida and met a Brazilian woman, with 3 children. Tom and JoJo were married and had a son in 1985. Tom worked in a variety of positions including air conditioner/refrigeration mechanic at a VA hospital, commercial and construction plumbing, remodeling and renovation, as well as working on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. His last seven years were spent in devotion and dedication to providing for the needs of Central Group at 909 Gadsden Street.

He is survived by his son Thomas Freimark, Jr of Cary, NC, his mother Ilse (Freimark) Homer of Hauppauge, NY, sisters Monique, Kiki, Michelle, Marilyn, Germaine, Theresa and Cheryl, and several nephews and nieces, all from New York. He was preceded in death by his brother Leroy Homer, Jr.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 7 pm at the Lafayette Park Community Center in Tallahassee.

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on May 26, 2011