More tragic news.
One of the pioneering champions for Michigan’s environment, Stew Freeman, died suddenly at home of a heart attack on Veteran’s Day. Mr. Freeman worked for the Department of Attorney General for 38 years and spent nearly all of that time helping Frank Kelley, Jennifer Granholm, and Mike Cox champion the causes of consumer protection, protection of the environment, protection of human health, and recovery of the state costs of dealing with the public health epidemic of tobacco use. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
His funeral services will be held today at St. Thomas Aquinas parish in East Lansing. Obituary from LSJ below:
Freeman, Stewart H. "Stew"
Williamston, MI Age 63, died suddenly November 11, 2004. Born August 27, 1941 in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Freeman, a 1958
graduate of Mumford High School in Detroit, received both his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University. He served the State of Michigan for the last 38 years as
an Assistant Attorney General In Charge. Pioneering work for Consumer
Protection, Environmental Protection and Tobacco Litigation, Stew left a
positive mark on our State. Stew was also counsel to a One-Man Grand Jury that
investigated the Highway Department. In addition, Stew was a longtime member of
the Attorney General's Opinion Revenue Board-A group who reviewed opinions and
major assignments. A true family man, Stew never put his work above his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Allan (1957), infant daughter, Sarah
and son, Andrew. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Sarah J. "Sally"
(Coe); daughter, Rachel K. Freeman of Okemos; son, Allan D. Freeman of Bethesda, MD; mother, Rose Freeman of
East Lansing. Funeral Services will be held
Monday, November 15, 1:00 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 955 Alton Road, East Lansing, MI. The
family will receive friends at the Gorsline-Runciman Co. East Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, Saturday from 6-8 PM and Sunday from 2-8 PM. Those desiring may make contributions to the Greater Lansing
Food Bank, P.O. Box 16224, Lansing, MI 48901 in loving memory of Stew.
Thomas K. Rohrer, Director
Environmental Studies Program
318 Brooks Hall
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant MI 48859
U. S. A.
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