Benjamin Frederick Freeble III, age 88 of Burton, OH, died on December 21, 2022, at UH Geauga Medical Center. He was born in Mercer, PA, on September 1, 1934, to Benjamin F. and Mary (nee: McElheny) Freeble Jr. After graduating from high school, Benjamin was a cadet in the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. He then graduated from Fenn College (Cleveland State University) where he met Sally J. Willer. They married on September 3, 1960, and moved to Highland Heights, OH where they started a family. Then they bought a house in Kirtland, OH.
Benjamin began working at American Greetings in Cleveland, OH, then took a position as a General Accountant for Imperial Wallcoverings in Cleveland, OH where he worked until retirement. He then enjoyed a few years working at Techtron Systems, Inc. in Highland Heights, OH.
Benjamin got up every day at 5:30 am to jog before work. He worked long hours, but he enjoyed his free time with his wife and family. He enjoyed golfing, watching sports, especially baseball and basketball, reading non-fiction, fiction, and doing research on genealogy. He went for constitutionals and always kept a journal. His nature was calm and easy-going, always charming everyone. He loved dogs, but his cats, Boots and Shadow were his favorites.
Survivors include his much beloved wife; a daughter, Brenda A. Freeble (Charles C. Fischer) of Pacific Palisades, CA, a son, Douglas S. Freeble of Boone, MO, grandchildren, Hope Palmer Gnad (Michael Gnad) of Mentor on the Lake, OH, Josephine Freeble and Julia Freeble of Medina, OH, great-grandson Austin Gnad of Mentor on the Lake, OH, sister, Dawn F. Schabner (Donald Schabner) of Montpelier, VT. He also has many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey D. Freeble. Benjamin was a proud direct descendant of Thomas McKean of Delaware, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Funeral Services will be held at the Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094 on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends prior to the service. Interment will take place in the South Kirtland Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chardon, Ohio.
Information and condolences on-line at www.burrservice.com.