In memory of
Milton Freadman
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In memory of
Milton Freadman
Milton Freadman 1932-2016 BECKET Milton Freadman of Becket, Mass passed away Tuesday evening October 11 after a brief illness. He was 84. Milton leaves his devoted partner of 35 years, Johnnie Faye Loeffel of Becket; his children, Charlene F. Kahn and partner Steve Epstein of Seattle, Michele R. Freadman of Attleboro, MA and Blaine J. Freadman of Pittsfield, MA; Philip Loeffel of Orlando, FL, Derek T. Loeffel and his wife Sandra of Northborough, MA, Nicole D. Loeffel of Powder Springs, GA; beloved grandchildren Chad, Courtney and Cara Freadman of Richmond, MA and Margaret Kahn of Seattle, WA; Ling and Megan Loeffel of Northborough, MA. Milton also leaves his first cousins, Roz Rudnick Nemke and husband Don of Oro Valley, AZ, Barry Rudnick and his wife Julia of Sierra Vista, AZ and Roberta Freadman Hoffman and husband Kenneth of Chestnut Hill, MA. A Pittsfield native, he was preceded in death by his parents. Gertrude Zalutsky Freadman and Harry Freadman who emigrated from Vilna, Poland and Odessa, Russia respectively. Milton graduated from Pittsfield High School. He served his country proudly as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was assigned to the Motor Pool Corps. He was the third generation of Freadman Steel Inc, a family business in Pittsfield started in 1905 by his grandfather, Charles Freadman. Originally a scrapyard, under his leadership Freadman Steel transformed into a regional steel distribution and fabrication business serving the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. Milt worked under his grandfather, father and uncles before taking on the leadership of the company. He was a well-known and beloved figure in the steel construction industry, where he built enduring relationships lasting over his lifetime. Currently the fourth generation of the family, Blaine, is the president of Freadman Steel Inc. In his later years after retiring, he still kept a desk at the the office, driving in to get his mail, have lunch at the Highland Restaurant and do his errands. He was a social and gregarious man with a kind word or a joke for everybody. Milt believed in taking care of family. He was a devoted and generous grandfather. He took pride in and loved his grandchildren immensely. Travel was another passion and he was an ardent Boston Red Sox fan. He will be missed. Funeral Notice: Graveside Services for Milton Freadman will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 1:00pm at Knesset Israel Cemetary 484 Pecks Road, Pittsfield, MA with Rabbi David Weiner, Spiritual Leader of Congregation Knesset Israel officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Soldier On in care of the Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral Home, 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA 01201.
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