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Professor Herman Freudenberger, PhD., passed away on February 10, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Professor Freudenberger was born in Eberbach, Germany in 1922 and escaped the Holocaust in 1934 thanks to a little known American Jewish foster program which allowed him to join the Berlozheimer family in Chicago, Illinois. He volunteered for the U.S. Army at age 19 to fight against the Nazi malignancy in his birth country, honorably discharged as a Staff Sargent Millitary Intelligence, in 1946. He received a B.A., Masters in History and Doctorate in Economics from Columbia University. After a 30 year career at Tulane University in New Orleans, he followed his sons to Texas, eventually landing in Houston. He was a family man, an unassuming, honorable man and highly published scholar who counted Nobel Laureates among his friends. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Paulette, his two sons, Alfred Freudenberger and his wife Michelle, Joe Freudenberger and his wife Laura, and his four grandchildren, David, Ellen, Jacob and Julia. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Freudenberger's family requests that memorials be made to OakBend Medical Center, 1705 Jackson St., Richmond, Texas 77469 www.oakbendmedcenter.org/philanthropy/. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11am in the chapel at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of E.P. Compean Funeral Directors, 1223 Sixth St., Rosenberg, Tx 77471. 281-238-4443
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 15, 2017
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