Eunice Freeman
March 10, 2018

Visitation Information

March 12 2018 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

March 12 2018 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shyadyside) Pittsburgh, PA 15232

FREEMAN, EUNICE POLONSKY: Age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2018. A proud graduate of Montefiore Hospital School of Nursing class of 1943, Eunice was a dedicated professional care-giver all of her long and fruitful life. She witnessed and assisted in some of the first open heart surgeries as a young operating room nurse. After the war Eunice met the love of her life, her dear departed husband, Leonard, and settled into family life in Uniontown raising four children. During this time Eunice built a loving home for her family and became active as a leader and supporter of Temple Israel Congregation in Uniontown and served many other Jewish causes and activities. After a long absence from the profession, and after raising her four children, Eunice decided to go back into Nursing. She took a refresher course at the age of 54 and began an almost two decade career as a nurse at Uniontown Hospital. Eunice was dedicated most to her dear departed husband, Leonard for 57 years. She is survived by her four loving children; Richard Freeman of Philadelphia, Jane Olsen (Robert) of Hidden Valley, Kenneth Freeman (Ellen) of Pittsburgh and Douglas Freeman (Dasha) of New York City.The lights of Eunice's life were her grandchildren. She is survived by Alexander Olsen, Erik Olsen, Katya Kumthekar (Rohan), Juliana Freeman and Toby Freeman. She touched all of her grandchildren with her loving ways, and her kind and caring heart. Eunice grew up in the East End of Pittsburgh in a large and loving extended family that included her dear-departed parents, Samuel and Ann Polonsky and dear departed sister Bea Tannenbaum, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins too numerous to mention. Eunice is also survived by her sister-in-law Margery Goldstein of Washington, DC and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Monday at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 - 11AM). Interment Kether Torah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to UJF, 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or Shadyside School of Nursing, 5900 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.


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I would like to express condolences to the family of Eunice Freeman. We lived across the street from the Freemans and had a great time growing up with them. Eunice did a great job with her prayer groups for my mom and dad.

By Frank Romeo - March 15, 2018

The Freeman's were our neighbors on Pea Ridge in Uniontown and close friends with our entire extended family. Eunice and Leonard were co-members of Temple Israel and the JCC and were just marvelous community contributors over the "golden years" of our hometown's history! They will be deeply missed by all. To the Freeman children and grandchildren, please accept the Cohen Family's sincere condolences on your loss and may God Be With All of You. Peace and Shalom, Miles J.Cohen, J.D. [Ret.], son of Milton and Emily - representing the entire Cohen Family of Uniontown.

By Miles J. Cohen - March 14, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the family of Eunice Freeman, we live two doors down from the Freeman's on Oakland Avenue in Uniontown. Eunice was so kind to my son, Jerome growing up and she was so great to myself and my family, she will be sadly missed.

By Rose Nypaver - March 14, 2018

The Zack Family from Uniontown would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Eunice Freeman. We lived near the Freemans and went to school with several of the children. May Mrs. Freeman rest in peace.

By Bill Zack - March 12, 2018

Please accept my sincerest condolences. Eunice was such a kind person and wonderful role model. I knew her in two capacities. My mother (Evelyn Fullem) was a decades-long housekeeper for Milt and Rose and I worked with her when I was a nurse at Uniontown Hospital. Every encounter I had with her, personally and professionally was positive and uplifting. She will be warmly remembered.

By Carol Lee Fullem Dulla - March 12, 2018

Janie and Family, Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Our condolences on the passing of your mother.

By Bruce & Beth Pile, Sandra Sota - March 12, 2018