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Richard Nathan Freedman


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Richard Nathan Freedman Obituary
May 8, 1935 - October 7, 2017 Richard Nathan Freedman. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 8, 1935; died October 7, 2017 after a short battle with pancreatic and liver cancer. Richard graduated from Northeastern University, Boston. His past involvements included Revlon Cosmetics, Dansk Design, and Pottery Barn West; and starting By Design and Noteworthy, very fashionable and successful brands. Fellow industry leaders would often visit LA to see what Richard was conceptually doing and follow suit! Richard was a tough yet brilliant business man who truly understood retail and a mentor to many within the industry. He enjoyed traveling and being near the water, at one point, living in a boat in the Marina and having a fabulous home in Big Sur. His beautiful blue eyes, olive skin, thick head of well-coiffed grey locks, and sparkling smile will be missed. He is at peace now, with his daughter Susan, who died last year. His wish was for his ashes to be spread in the ocean near Marina Del Rey. We honor his legacy, friendship, and business acumen. Memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Forever in our hearts.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 1 to Nov. 5, 2017
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