John William Freeston

September 20, 1926 - February 19, 2019
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John William Freeston, 92, of Spring Township, passed away February 19, 2019 at the Reading Hospital & Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Janet M. (Clews) Freeston.  They celebrated 62 years of marriage. Born in Pottsville, he was the son of the late Dr. John W. and Marguerite M. (Mortimer) Freeston.  John was a 1944 graduate of Pottsville High School and a 1950 graduate of Penn State University.  He worked as a Claims Supervisor for Travelers Insurance for 37 years, retiring in 1994.  John served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II.  He was member, former deacon and elder of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Shillington, a 50-year member of Reading Lodge #549 F&AM, Valley of Reading and Rajah Shrine. He served as Legion of Honor Treasurer, Rajah Shrine Club Treasurer and Reception Committee Treasurer.  He was also a member of Fellowship High 12 Club #669 and Apato Teocalli #63 – Order of Quetzalcoatl. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons – J. William husband of April Zhou Freeston,

St. Paul, MN, James P. Freeston, West Reading, his grandson – Joe W. Freeston. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Masonic services conducted by Reading Lodge #549, F&AM at 7:45 PM. Additional viewing on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 10-11 AM followed by his funeral service at 11:00 AM. Pastor Megan Huesgen will officiate. Interment with full military honors provided by Ray A. Master Post, American Legion will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring. Flowers are welcome or contributions to Immanuel United Church of Christ, 99 S. Waverly Street, Shillington PA  19607 or Rajah Shrine Land Fund, P.O. Box 40, Blandon PA  19510. www.kleefuneralhome.com

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Masonic Service conducted by Reading Lodge #549 F&AM at 7:45 PM


Date: Monday, February 25, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Pleasant View Cemetery

Address:

650 Fritztown Road, Sinking Spring, PE, 19608

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Military Honors by Ray A. Master Post American Legion


Donation Information

Immanuel United Church of Christ

Phone: 610-777-7107

99 S. Waverly Street
Shillington, PA 19607

Rajah Shrine Land Fund

P.O. Box 40
Blandon, PA 19510

 

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Born: September 20, 1926
Died: February 19, 2019

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Sherwin Williams Powder Lab - Grove City posted on 2/22/19

We are so sorry for your loss! We all send our condolences!

 

Mike Lass posted on 2/20/19

Sincere condolences to the Freeston family.

 

Joe Sullivan posted on 2/20/19

Janet and family: sincere condolences to you and your family. I lost a good friend. Faye and Joe Sullivan

 

David J. and Sandra L. Dickson posted on 2/20/19

Dear Janet and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of our dear friend and Masonic brother Bill. I (Dave) will keep Bill's memory with the empty seat nnext to me formerly occupied by Bill at our Lodge meetings. We will miss Bill at Goldrn Eagles. Please know we are here to support you. Sandy and Dave Dickson

 

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