David M. Baruch, age 95, beloved husband of Barbara (d. 2011), devoted father of Lisa (Robert Johnson) Baruch and Rachel (Michael) Yackley; cherished grandfather of Yosef and Aisha Johnson, and Rebecca Yackley; treasured great-grandfather of Liam Delarme and Barbara Johnson; dear companion of Margaret Seres; also survived by many loving family and friends. David was a psychiatric social worker who spent 30 years as the Administrator of the Loretto Hospital Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, as well as 10 years with the Illinois Dept. of Mental Health in state clinics and hospitals. After he retired, David enjoyed many travels around the world, especially to Barcelona, Spain, where he was born. David was a proud Navy veteran who survived the bombing of the USS Franklin aircraft carrier at the end of WWII. He and Barbara were founding members of Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County, and active, lifelong members. Memorial service Friday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard, 60148. Private burial. Donations may be made to Etz Chaim’s Barbara Baruch Religious School Fund. Info: Chesed v’Emet, Rudy Lerner, Funeral Director, 847-577-0856, www.chesedvemet.com.
Marlton – George Marshall Freck died peacefully on November 30, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
George was born on July 14, 1927 in Jacksonville, Florida to George and Isabelle (Hanna) Freek. George spent his childhood growing up on the banks of the Mississippi River in Cordova, Illinois, where he developed his love of the outdoors. From there, he proudly joined the US Navy to serve during World War II in the Pacific from 8-14-1944 to 06-06-1946. He later re-enlisted to serve during the Korean War from 09-21-1950 to 06-01-1952. He met and married his bride, Rosemarie (Famiglietti) Freck in Brooklyn, NY. He was a devoted husband for 55 years until she died in 2003. They loved and cherished their three incredible children, Katherine Ann (Ralph) Gregory, Robert (Michele) Freck and George (Joan) Freck. He was predeceased by his son, George, in 1993. George was admired and adored by his grandchildren, Georgette Mastrogianni, Allison Bucks, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Negro, Rachel (Roberto) Freck-Morales, Anthony Freck, Paul Freck and Michael (Gina) Freck. He left behind eleven great-grandchildren, Olivia, Francesca, Stefania, John, James, Lola, Layla, Natalie, Ethan, Gregory, and Daniel who all reveled in the amazing stories of his life. George had an absolute love for the outdoors and wildlife; he was an avid fisherman who found his peace on the water, a trait passed down to and shared with his youngest son. George had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, he was always reading, questioning and researching, a trait passed down to and shared with his two older children. It could be argued George’s favorite thing to do was listen to, watch or attend NY Yankee games, a trait he passed down to and shared with most of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. George will forever be missed by his family. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown. A prayer service will be held during the visitation. Burial will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:30 am at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in George’s name to Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org/donate or the Audubon Society at audubon.org.
Posted online on December 01, 2021
Published in Asbury Park Press
Hi USS Franklin Family-
Hosts Kent and Amy Hathaway have reached out with the date for the 2022 reunion and some initial information to share.
Dates: July 19, 20, 21, 22 (2022)
Location: The Inn on Barons Creek, Fredericksburg, Texas
Note: Rooms will be also available the 2 days prior to the reunion (July 17 & 18) if planning to arrive early.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.