Edward H. Freeman, Jr


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Dr. Edward H. Freeman

Dr. Edward H. Freeman, Jr. passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in the state of Washington. He was 73 years old.

Born in Long Beach, California, on May 5, 1948, he was a product of Long Beach Poly High School, after which he launched into psychology and mathematics, ultimately earning a Ph.D. from UCLA in Social Psychology with an emphasis in Psychometrics. He was recruited by Stanford Research Institute, US WEST Advanced Technologies, and Denver Public Schools, among other organizations. His career spanned Artificial Intelligence, R&D, and education. Throughout his career, he received several awards and recognition. Dr. Freeman advanced to roles of leadership in several states, and dedicated his life to being a mentor and a living example of academic excellence.

He is survived by his wife Carmen; daughter Isis Freeman-Dirksen and son-in-law, Peter; daughter China Helwig and son-in-law, David; grandchildren Cole, Tasha, Daphne, and Ruby; siblings Dorothy Freeman-Brandon, Harold Freeman, Barbara Freeman, and Alice Freeman-Manuel; uncle Paul Freeman, niece Tamara Snowden, nephew Carl Brandon, niece Stephanei Freeman-Welch; nephews Sean Coleman (wife Cynthia) and children, and Eric Coleman (wife Agnes) and children; brothers-in-law Roland Coleman, Jr. (wife Evelyn), and Lorin Coleman (wife Kanan).

3 Responses to “Edward H. Freeman, Jr”

  • Hoori Youssefi says:

    Dear Carmen,
    Very sorry to hear about passing of your beloved husband Dr. Ed Freeman. You and your dear family will be in my thoughts and prayers while you are going through this difficult time of your life. Your husband has accomplished a lot; he has been in service to humanity during his time in this world. God bless his soul. I pray for the elevation and progress of his soul in all the realms of God, and also for patience and strength for you going through the grief of losing him. God Bless, Hoori

  • John Cronin says:

    I was saddened to learn of Ed’s passing. Ed led my team for several years at NWEA. While Ed probably would not have classified me as one of his easiest coworkers to lead, he was a man of immense personal integrity who constantly worked to bring people together and work across differences. While it is challenging for me to live up to his personal example, he was and remains an inspiration and challenge to me today.

    I am very sorry for your family’s loss and hope you find some comfort in the positive impact Ed has had on so many of the lives he touched.

  • Antwan Wilson says:

    I worked with Ed at DPS. He was one of the nicest and honorable leaders I’ve ever met. He knew how to listen and he cared about people. Ed introduced me to Indian cuisine and we shared several lunches as A Taste of India restaurant near the district office. I send my sincere condolences. May he rest in heavenly peace.

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