OBITUARY

Elliot Aren Freeman

October 19, 1945March 17, 2021

Elliot Aren Freeman (75) was welcomed into his eternal home on March 17, 2021. Loving husband to Helen, inspiring father to Jordan, Michael and Jeanette (daughter-in-law), adoring Pa to Rylee, Peyton and Kennedy, brother to Arleen, Rob, Regina (sister-in-law), Donna (late sister-in-law), Howard (brother-in-law), Bernadette (sister-in-law), uncle to Rachel and Rebbeca and beloved friend of many.

Elliot was a man that embodied the attributes of strength, generosity, intelligence and devotion. As a tremendous athlete, he taught his sons how to be fearless and strong all while supporting others along the way. Elliot devoted his life to helping others find peace. His compassion, empathy and fondness for academics shone through in his work as a pharmacist and as a leader in the Messianic Jewish religious community. His vast love of nature allowed him to find grace in everything, especially Helen, his most beautiful flower. He was a welcoming man whose laugh could light up a room and make anyone feel like a part of the family. Our hearts will be forever broken but we will hold tight to our cherished memories which will ignite the spark that lights our way forward.

Services will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery (9900 Gross Point Road in Skokie) on Friday, April 2nd beginning at 11am.

A live stream of the services will be available on https://www.facebook.com/MemorialParkSkokie/ due to in-person, Covid-19 limitations.

Family and friends will gather at the main entrance, and will process to the gravesite.

Flowers are welcome and may be sent to Memorial Park. Should friends desire, memorial donations can be made in Elliot’s honor to the North Shore Senior Center or the Alzheimer’s Association.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Memorial Park Cemetery will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the State of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced, and all guests will be required to wear facemasks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Services

  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 2, 2021

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Melissa Moskowitz

April 3, 2021

Goodbye, dear friend. I know I’ll see you again

Melissa Weidner

April 2, 2021

Thinking of you all and sending condolences and love. Xoxoxoxo

Adah Lara

April 1, 2021

My prayers and thoughts are with you Helen and your family.
I was very blessed by Elliot when he was the leader of the Prayer Meeting before the Shabbat Service in 2012-...... He was very annointed and devoted leading the Prayer Meeting. He will be missed. He will be remembered with love. Adah Lara.

Neal Siegel

April 1, 2021

Had a great time with Elliot playing billiards (pool) at a facility he stayed at in Skokie while Helen was out of town. He was rather good and focused. Some good memories walking around there and talking. He was a great pleasure to be with. Also as many others can attest it was a joy to watch him carry Torah at Adat. He inspired me to carry it later and I did. Neal Siegel

Sue and Steve Mendelewski

March 31, 2021

Steve and I offer sympathy for Eliott. We were classmates at U of I College of Pharmacy and spent many hours together at lunch breaks figuring out what will be the questions on the medicinal chem exam. Back then, we had to sit alphabetically. I spent many an hour with Elliott Freeman next to me Sue Foxworthy. We also worked together as pharmacy residents at the college. He focused much of his practice on providing great drug information to colleagues.
Love Sue and Steve

Nancy Bramble

March 31, 2021

Helen and family,
I still envision Elliot dancing up and down the aisles, holding the Torah at Adat and now he's dancing in the presence of the Lord! I'm praying that our gracious Lord enfold you in His faithful love and comfort all of you with the cherished memories you hold dear.
Sending much love,
Nancy Bramble

Jeffrey Feinberg

March 30, 2021

Elliot and I arrived at Adat within a few months of one another. Elliot was in good shape physically. We became fast friends and sports warriors. Who can forget the hours of blood, sweat, and tears we left on the racquet ball courts?

Pat and I asked Elliot to say the prayer at our wedding. He prayed sincerely from the heart. We were life friends from then on. Doubtless, he’ll be smiling when all of us see him again!

edward saksenhaus

March 30, 2021

Eliott was one of the most intelligent people I knew. We roomed together for over a year and worked at Evanston Hospital together.
I will never forget him, and I hope the best wishes for his family

Shellie gazlay

March 29, 2021

Freeman Family,

The loss of Elliott is a loss for your family and we greave with you as Elliott was such a fixture to our community. He was always smiling and welcoming others into their lives and he gave all so much joy and time to many. Even though for many years we went to different congregations there was always a connection between Helen and Elliott and Ron and I . We worked together and played together as well as laughed and supported each other during so many times that his life will be remembered as the special man he is as he dancing in heaven and will be waiting for us when others make their journey! With our love and support we stand with your family. Love and blessings Ron and Shellie

Lauren Coleman

March 29, 2021

One of the memories I have from my first visit to Adat Hatikvah was the Torah procession. This one imprinted on my heart because of the joy and jubilation that was present on the face of the man who was holding the Torah as he danced and led the procession. The Spirit of the Lord was truly upon him. This man was Elliot.

I didn’t have the blessing of knowing Elliot very long this side of heaven, but the work he did for the Kingdom goes beyond words and I am blessed to have experienced that.

My thoughts and prayers are with Helen and the entire family. May the knowledge that he is now dancing in the Lord’s presence bring you unending peace.

May his memory be for a blessing.

FROM THE FAMILY