Darryl Freedman
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Darryl B. Freedman, 56, passed peacefully next to his loving wife, Gretchen B. Freedman, at their home in Fresno, CA on December 19, 2018. Darryl was born on July 29, 1962 in Bronx, NY, and at an early age moved to Fresno, CA with his mother Mary Iverne Freedman. As a teenager, after his mother's untimely passing, he went to work in the grocery business where he continued over the next 14 years while attending Fresno State University, then San Joaquin College of Law. After passing the California Bar Darryl spent almost 30 years practicing law specializing in personal injury. He cared deeply for his dedicated staff and all the clients he represented over the years. Continuing Darryl's legacy of service to our community are his close friends and firm partners Steve Cornwell and Renee Sample. Darryl B. Freedman is survived by his wife, Gretchen B. Freedman, his sons, Ryan Ramirez and wife Ally, Jarod Ramirez and wife Marissa, his daughter, Kaydee Hedrick and husband Jeff; 8 grandchildren, Elli, Tycen, Dylan, Dominic, Zachary, Brielle, Greyson, Halli; and many loving cousins and other extended family members. Funeral and Celebration of life to be held on January 5th, 2019 at The Well located at Maple and Nees at 11 am. After the service a reception will be hosted (TBA at service).

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Published in Fresno Bee on Jan. 2, 2019.
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September 27, 2020
My condolences to Darlys family I just found out on Friday and it took me by suprise my heart ached because Daryl was a good man a genuine person who went above and beyond he was passionate about what he did until we met again my dear friend rest easy.
Natalia Castellano
Acquaintance
January 10, 2019
I had many cases with Darryl over the years. I will remember what a pleasure it was to work with Darryl as he was an excellent advocate on behalf of his many clients. Darryl was a true gentleman. In our 'off the record' moments, he was always very friendly and spoke fondly of his family and staff. My condolences to has family, friends and staff at his office.
Mike Jones
January 5, 2019
God Bless your entire family! My mom and I loved Darryl a lot. He was not only our attorney a couple times but we considered him to be our friend. We will miss him very much!
Joaquin Savu
January 5, 2019
My son and I absolutely adored Darryl. He was not only our attorney but we considered him to be our friend. We are both so saddened by his loss. Our hearts and prayers are with his family.
Brenda & Joaquin Savu
January 4, 2019
Just heard. We are so saddened by your loss, such a nice man and neighbor. Our prayers are with you.
Jim, Carole Ford
January 4, 2019
Was so sorry to hear about your loss mr freedman represented our family Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family mr and mrs garcia
January 4, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the family and Darryl's staff members. He truly will be missed in the legal community and his great reputation as Attorney will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.
Rod and Betty Haron
January 4, 2019
My heart and prayers go out to the Freedman family. He was an amazing man and lawyer. May he Rest In Peace
Ebony Howard
Acquaintance
January 4, 2019
Darryl B Freedman will truly be missed. I had the opportunity of being represented by Mr. Freedman, and I can say that he was a one on one lawyer. He made me feel very special each time I walked in his office.
Lashune Williams
Friend
January 4, 2019
Sending you all hugs, prayers and love as you celebrate the incredible life of Darryl. He fought so hard for his clients, his friends and his family. He fought the good fight! He finished the race with honor, dignity & the true gift of knowing how much he was loved. In the end, all that matters is who you love and who loves you.

Darryl was loved and respected by so many people in our community. His work and legacy will live on. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him and get to know him through that process.

Love you all! I know you are in pain. I hope you find some comfort in seeing how many lives Darryl impacted.

Love,

Melanie Warner
January 4, 2019
Love & Prayers to the family who Mr. Freedman loved so dearly, that was his conversation the love for his loving wife & family, Mr. Freedman opened up on his life telling me about his start in life and how it all came about, What a precious & blessed life, I told him God was all over him in everything and would continue with him because he was a good person,,not just good but a very, very good person, he made you feel so special and that is why he is so loved, my husband was his mailman and directed me to him for a case and he has been a light in our lives and will continue in that place always, this is hard but I will have Mr. Freedman in my heart and on my shoulder always that will keep me smiling when I think of him, a man so full of life and love for all,,Mrs. Freedman & Family my family has you in prayer and will continue to hold you up in prayer. Love & Hugs to all of you,,
Jessica Malone
January 4, 2019
Darryl touched so many lives. I had the pleasure of meeting him in March of 2018. What a gem! He was one of a kind! He had class, an amazing sense of humor and the ability to reassure his clients, that they were in more than capable hands. Darryl you were a blessing here on Earth! You are always in our thoughts.
Sara Tharpe
January 3, 2019
Sorry to hear. I enjoyed working with you during the claim process. You were professional and kind. There aren't many that share those qualities. May god comfort your family on their loss
Lori Tigson
January 3, 2019
Deepest sympathies to my dear friend Gretchen. May the love of friends an family carry you through your grief.
Love you, Violet
January 3, 2019
What? Wow, how did this happen? He was so young. It was a pleasure to work with him and I'm shocked to learn of his passing. Rip Darryl.
Julie Keeney
Julie Keeney
January 3, 2019
Rest in peace mr. Freedman you will be missed the Rios family. Lord Comfort the family in this time of Sorrow.
Horacio Rios
January 2, 2019
God bless you and your family.
Althea Burks
January 2, 2019
Darryl Freedman touched so many lives through his commitment and zest. My family and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to his family.
May the joy he exuded abide with you always. Friends, colleagues, clients and the community were uplifted because he lived an admirable life. He will not be forgotten.
Barbara Christl
January 2, 2019
Mr. Freedman aka DBF.
Thank you for allowing me to be part of the DBF Core. I learned something new from you everyday and as each day passes I feel your presence in the office. We all miss you dearly and as I promised during our very last conversation I will give your legacy 150% of my dedication and loyalty in your honor. You were a great boss who was giving, supportive, fair and you were a joy to be around. I know you thought the world of Mrs. Freedman and said her strength and Love was all you ever needed and thanked her for your success. Goodbye DBF . Go in peace knowing you will be missed by all of your staff and clients. You are deeply loved and have left an everlasting impression in my heart.
Yolanda Guerra
January 2, 2019
We were shocked and sadened to hear of Darryl's passing. We will miss our good neighbor at the coast. Our love and sympathy to Gretchen and the family. Your neighbors at the coast. Duain & Linda Hamlin
Linda Hamlin
January 2, 2019
Rest in Peace Darryl. The Cooper Family
January 2, 2019
We were shocked and deeply sadened to hear of Darryl's passing. We will miss our good neighbor at the coast. Our love and sympathy go out to Gretchen and family. Your neighbors in Cayucos Duain & Linda Hamlin
Linda Hamlin
January 2, 2019
RIP Big Darryl. What a loss for us all. I won't forget your warmth and generosity D. Tamir Sakoury
Tamir Sakoury
Friend
January 2, 2019
Sending hugs and love to Gretchen, his children and his adored grandchildren. I hired Darryl many years ago and was very impressed with Darryl as an attorney and his ever growing law practice. I believe he fought for all of his clients who had been wronged and/or injured so fiercely because he knew what it was like to be the underdog. Recently, he shared with me a little more about his childhood struggles and his fight to make a life for himself. He was definitely not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. This man knows how to work and had the energy of a teenager! He expressed love for his family and beamed with pride when speaking about his wife, children and grandchildren. A year or so ago he asked if I was Mormon. I told him I was, that I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He told me at one time he attended the Mormon church as well. He expressed a strong belief in Jesus Christ and life after death. I will remember Darryl for his love of God and his family, his work ethic and never ending perseverance, no matter how rough life gets. His ability to make EVERYONE feel comfortable, his kindness, generosity and contagious OPTIMISTIC attitude! I will miss you Darryl, but know I will see you again someday and more importantly you will be joyfully reunited with your beautiful family! What a great day that will be!
January 1, 2019
My deepest sympathy goes out to family and friends at your loss. The community has lost a very good friend and colleague. RIP Darryl.
Suzanne
December 31, 2018
He was the greatest man I meet and a friend. I did a lot of concrete for him at his office and homes he built. Never mad me feel like a client but a friend. You will be missed and I know your now holding court in heaven. Troy D. Stockton/ Stockton Const. inc.
Troy Stockton
Friend
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