Dick was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Morristown, N.J., to Lewis and Claire Giblin Freeman.

He came to us from Morristown High School. At Princeton he was a biology major and belonged to Campus Club. He roomed with Clem Darby, Bob Frey, and Lew Thompson, all of whom remained close lifelong friends.

In 1953 Dick and Virginia Fogel were married. His business career of 40 years was with Merck & Co.; he retired as director of chemical marketing operations in 1991. For many years the Freemans lived in Westfield, N.J., spending weekends and vacations at a family house in Vermont. In the later years they moved permanently to Dorset, Vt.

Dick died April 14, 2018, in Equinox Terrace, an assisted-living facility in Manchester Center, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 87. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; their children, Lisa and Jonathan; and grandchildren Alexandra and Rebecca Freeman.

Memorial gifts in Dick’s memory may be made to the Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester VT 05254 or to the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, P.O. Box 263, Dorset VT 05251, where his memorial service was held.

Undergraduate Class of 1951