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John O Freeman 1935-2023

Mr. John O Freeman, 88, formerly of Cascade, MD, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2023 in Laurel Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg, PA.

John O Freeman
John O Freeman

Born April 26, 1935 in Quincy, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence and Grace (Monn) Freeman. He lived his early life in the Quincy area.

Mr. Freeman served with the 101st Airborne where he was stationed in France for 2 ½ years.

He and his wife, the late Doris I. “Punkey” (Emory) Freeman, were married November 7, 1958 in Smithsburg, MD. Mrs. Freeman passed away August 31, 2007.

Mr. Freeman was employed as a carpenter at Camp Louise in Blue Ridge Summit for 46 years.

He was a member of Germantown Bethel Church of God and Cascade American Legion Post #239.

Mr. Freeman enjoyed woodworking, splitting wood and carpentry.

He is survived by one son, John O. Freeman, Jr. of Waynesboro; five grandchildren including grandson, Jason A. Freeman of Pen Mar, MD whom he raised; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathryn “Kitty” Kershner of Upton, PA; foster siblings, Anna Carbaugh, Lona Bumbaugh, Mary Misner, Marguerite Welsh, Carol “Sonny” Freeman and Wanda Staley; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by foster parents, Bertus and Goldie Freeman; his daughter, Cindy M. Wiley; two brothers, Clarence Freeman and Ronald Freeman; one sister, Valancy “Sis” Yeakle; and foster siblings, A. Peggy Kline, Bertus Freeman, Stanford Freeman, Franklin “Ted” Freeman, Robert Freeman, Allen “Bubby” Freeman and David “Bill” Freeman.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, December 4, 2023 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro with Pasto Linda Rosenberry and Pastor Mark Hosler officiating.

Burial will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade, MD, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post #1599, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Monday morning, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Germantown Church of God, 6924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade, Maryland 21719.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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