Eunice Polonsky Freeman

Eunice Polonsky Freeman


FREEMAN: Eunice Polonsky Freeman, age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2018. A proud graduate of Montefiore Hospital School of Nursing class of 1943, Eunice was a dedicated professional caregiver all of her long and fruitful life. She witnessed and assisted in some of the first open heart surgeries as a young operating room nurse. After the war Eunice met the love of her life, her dear departed husband, Leonard, and settled into family life in Uniontown raising four children. During this time Eunice built a loving home for her family and became active as a leader and supporter of Temple Israel Congregation in Uniontown and served many other Jewish causes and activities. After a long absence from the profession, and after raising her four children, Eunice decided to go back into nursing. She took a refresher course and at the age of 54 and began an almost two decade career as a nurse at Uniontown Hospital. Eunice was dedicated most to her dear departed husband Leonard for 57 years. She is survived by her four loving children, Richard Freeman of Philadelphia, Jane Olsen (Robert) of Hidden Valley, Kenneth Freeman (Ellen) of Pittsburgh and Douglas Freeman (Dasha) of New York City. The lights of Eunice’s life were her grandchildren. She is survived by Alexander Olsen, Erik Olsen, Katya Kumthekar (Rohan), Juliana Freeman and Toby Freeman. She touched all of her grandchildren with her loving ways, and her kind and caring heart. Eunice grew up in the East End of Pittsburgh in a large and loving extended family that included her dear departed parents, Samuel and Ann Polonsky and dear departed sister Bea Tannenbaum, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins too numerous to mention. Eunice is also survived by her sister-in-law Margery Goldstein of Washington, D.C., and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. Interment Kether Torah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, or to Shadyside School of Nursing, 5900 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

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