Clarence Freeman

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September 30, 2012

Clarence "Butch" Freeman, 62, a resident of Harveys Lake, passed away Sunday morning, September 30, 2012, at the Hospice Community Care In-Patient Unit in South Wilkes-Barre, after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Clarence and Rose (Parrish) Freeman.

He was a 1968 graduate of E.L. Meyers High School, attended Wilkes University and graduated from Temple University School of Pharmacy.

For 34 years, he owned and operated the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Wilkes-Barre.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Marguerite "Peg" Wilkie; daughter, Heather Radel, and husband, Larry, of Harveys Lake; son, Brent, and wife, the former Laura MacMullen, of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Ava, Izzy and Nick Radel, all of Harveys Lake.

Butch was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His generous spirit, grand smile and sense of humor have touched many and will surely be missed.

The family would like to thank Butch's extended family and friends for their love and support throughout his illness. The family would also like to offer special thanks to Dr. Patrick Kilduff and the staff at Intermountain Medical Group; Dr. David Greenwald and the staff at Medical Oncology Associates; Dr. Raymond G. Joseph of Renal Consultants of Wyoming Valley; Dr. Edward Stadtmauer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Arthur Staddon of Pennsylvania Hospital; the staff of 5 East, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital; Celtic Home Health Care; and Hospice Community Care.

The family kindly requests flowers be omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Medical Oncology Associates, Prescription Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA, 18704. A Memorial will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 679 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

Published in Times Leader on Oct. 4, 2012