Russell R. Freer

Born: Sat., Jan. 21, 1939
Died: Tue., Jan. 20, 2015

Private Services

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Russell R. Freer, beloved family man

ELDRED, Pa. — Russell R. Freer, 75, of Slack Hollow, passed away
Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2015) in Eldred following a long illness.
Born Jan. 21, 1939, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Robert and Ardis
Russell Freer. On May 9, 1980, in Eldred, he married Roberta A.
Propster, who survives.
Russ was a 1956 graduate of Eldred High School and had resided at Slack
Hollow for the past 34 years.
He had served with the U.S. Navy as a machinist. After the military he
was employed, along with his father, at the Shields Lumber Co. in
Eldred. From 1959 until 1964, he worked at the Olean Tile Co. Until his
retirement in 2004, Russ was employed at the Pierce Glass Co., later
Saint Gobain, in Port Allegany as a machine operator.
He was a past member of the Eldred Fire Department. Russ was an avid
hunter and outdoorsman.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Robert (Eddy) Freer,
James (Donna) Freer and William (Allison Faulkner) Freer, all of Eldred,
and Todd (Cindy) Freer of Greenville, S.C.; three daughters, Barbara
(Jerry) Tanner of Eldred, Janet (Jeff) Shade of Bradford and Tina
(Chuck) Lunn of Greenville; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren;
one brother, Roger (Gerrie) Freer of Eldred; and one sister, Sandy
Sherman Graeff of Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, James R. Sherman Jr., in
At the family’s request, there will be no visitation and a private
memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Online
condolences may be made at

  View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Andy Snyder
   Posted Fri January 23, 2015
Russell was a good man and I enjoyed knowing and hunting with him. He will be missed.

Colleen DeBoer
   Posted Sun January 25, 2015
I am so honored that i was able to meet Russell and his wife. I truly enjoyed knowing them if it was only for a very short time. I thank you for our last time together it will always be cherished. I will surely miss seeing you both. I am so sorry Roberta i know how much you loved your husband. God Bless you.

Sue Work
   Posted Mon January 26, 2015
To Russell's family, I am sorry for your loss, He was so nice to be around at the reunions. he will be missed, by all those that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sue Work

Beverly Austin
   Posted Wed February 11, 2015
Prayers to the whole family. Russ was a funny man, always making fun of thinks that were dumb. Rejoice in the good memories.