Obituary of Almon FREEMAN
Almon G. FREEMAN, 97, of Fox Hill, Ulysses, PA, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, PA.
Born March 16, 1921, at home on Fox Hill, Ulysses, he was the son of Charles and Matie E. Carpenter Freeman. He attended the country school on Fox Hill and graduated from Lewisville Vocational School in Ulysses.
On June 16, 1946, in All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland, he married his soulmate, the former Irene M. Palmatier, who survives.
Almon and his wife owned and operated a farm, which was recognized as a Century farm. He was a school bus driver in the Northern Potter School District for many years and served on the Northern Potter School Board.
He was a member of the Ulysses United Methodist Church, 70-year member of Lewisville Lodge #556 F&AM in Ulysses and Coudersport Consistory, Gold Grange, and a life member of the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Co. in Ulysses. He served as an officer of the Fox Hill Cemetery for many years. Almon and Irene were honored as Ulysses Citizens of the Year in 2012. He and his wife went on many bus trips. Almon enjoyed boating, fishing with friends and family, trapping, and camping, especially the Labor Day camping weekend with the whole crew at the farm campsite. He even tried his hand at flying and was told, “Almon straighten up and fly right.” A soft-spoken man, he never said a whole lot at one time, but listen well, because it was worth remembering every word he said.
Surviving besides his wife of 71 years, Irene, are: six children, Theresa (Ronald “Ronnie”) Hall of North Bingham, John (Lorrene) Freeman of Ulysses, Karen (Mahlon, Jr. “Mick”) Cole of Mills, David (Robin) Freeman of Ulysses, Paul (Cheryl) Freeman of Ulysses, and Rita (Scott) Braymiller of Troy; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Charlene Nelson of Haines City, FL; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Volney Freeman; and a son-in-law, Ray Hancock.
Friends may call Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. A Masonic Service will be held 8:30 PM Tuesday in the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. The Rev. Todd Lamer will officiate. Burial will be in Fox Hill Cemetery, Ulysses.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 277, Ulysses, PA 16948 or to Fox Hill Cemetery, c/o Richard Erickson, 499 Erickson Road, Ulysses, PA 16948.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.