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Barry Freedman, 73, Builder, Rehabbed Homes

April 27, 2006
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Barry Freedman, 73, a builder who renovated homes in Lancaster, Pa., and South Jersey, died April 19 at Lancaster General Hospital. A resident of Margate, N.J., he grew up in downtown Philadelphia.

Freedman started his career in the men's wear business, and continued on as a manufacturers' representative. In 1981, he changed careers, and on a whim, built a spec house in Cherry Hill, N.J.

He then went on to construct homes in Pennsauken, Cherry Hill and on the Jersey shore.

For the last two years, he rehabbed several homes in Lancaster.

Freedman is survived by his daughters, Nicole Petrillo, Amy Freedman and Jackalyn Venditto; a brother, Dr. Edward Freedman; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Contributions in his memory can be made to: the American Cancer Society Research Fund, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. They can also be sent to: Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, 75 E. James St., Lancaster, PA 17602.

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