Edith Freeman of Philadelphia, Pa. and Willingboro, N.J. died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. She was 98 and 3/4 years old.
Born in 1917 to Joseph and Sophie Brill in Philadelphia, Edith lived her early life in the city with her parents, nine brothers and two sisters.
She married Bert Freeman in 1942 before World War II and moved to Upper Darby, Pa. and then Willingboro, N.J. after the war.
She is survived by her sister, her three children, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Always a civic-minded individual, she employed her kindness and intelligence to help better her community. Edith spent many years volunteering and then working at the Willingboro Senior Center. She developed the senior exercise program and often had 30 to 40 participants in her class.
In addition to performing as a dancer as a child, she enjoyed the performing arts until the very end. She loved to travel the world and never stopped learning or teaching. She taught us all how to love and respect others, the beauty of nature and the wonders of chocolate.
Her family invites you to celebrate her life from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at The Watermark, 2 Franklintown Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa. Please, no black or tears; this is to be a party.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Arden for All, Arden Theatre Company’s elementary arts education program. Edith was a loyal subscriber to the Arden, attending for many years. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. Please specify ‘Arden for All’ when making your donation. Donations may also be made at https://tickets.ardentheatre.org /Online/article/ardenforall.Hinski-Tomlinson Funeral Home,