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Frederick David Freed

September 12, 1935 ~ January 21, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

Frederick David Freed, age 85 of Piqua, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Springfield, OH on September 12, 1935 to the late Aaron and Belle (Kilstein) Freed.

In addition to his parents, Fred is preceded in death by his brothers Dr. Stanley A. Freed and Merrill Freed, nephew Bill Myers, and brother-in-law James Myers.

Those left to cherish Fred’s memory include his son Aaron (Jennifer) Freed of Troy, daughter Leah (Jonny) Baumhauer of Piqua, grandchildren Lauren Freed, Ethan Freed, Samuel Baumhauer and Annabelle Baumhauer, former wife Barb (Dick) Bollenbacher of Piqua, brother Dr. James Freed of Santa Monica, CA, sister-in-law Janet Freed of Highland Park, IL, sister-in-law Beverly (Jim) Schenck of Lebanon, IN, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

Fred was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He graduated from Springfield High School, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Chicago and earned his Law Degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He served on many boards and was active in the community. He was instrumental in the creation of Edison State Community College, serving as the First Vice-Chairman of Edison State Community College Board of Directors. He also served on the board of Miami County Mental Health, Main Street Piqua and Piqua Library Board. He was a member of Temple Israel in Dayton and Temple Anshe Emeth in Piqua. Fred was well known for his many years of working as an attorney in Piqua. He was a partner in the law firm, Gaier, Pratt & Freed, Freed & DeWeese, and Freed Law Firm. He also served as special counsel to Ohio Attorney General William Brown and Ohio Attorney General Anthony J. Celebrezze, Jr. He loved to read, listen to Bluegrass music, attend Ohio Light Opera performances, watch his grandchildren’s sporting events, and volunteer for Piqua City Schools. Fred was an avid Michigan football fan and Cincinnati Reds fan.  

A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family. In honor of Fred, memorial contributions may be made to Temple Anshe Emeth, 3808 Beanblossom Rd. Greenville, OH 45331 or Edison State Community College Foundation, 1973 Edison Dr. Piqua, OH 45356. 

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