Joseph Freedman, 84, Ephemera Collector

MERION STATION, PENN. — Joseph Freedman, an ephemera enthusiast well respected for his knowledge and passion for collecting, died on January 31 at the age of 84.

He was the beloved husband of Helene “Honey” (nee Silverman), loving father of Brett Freedman (Sandra), Cynthia Freedman and Joanne Freedman, and grandfather of Maxx Vitiello, Laura Vitiello and Samantha Freedman.

Services were private .Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice, and condolences or shared memories can be added to the online guest book at Goldsteins’ Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks funeral home:


Dear Friends,

In honor of our dear Pop Pop, Joe Freedman, we wanted the world to know how much we loved and respected his knowledge and passion for collecting.

From tobacco tins to powder puffs, from toilet paper to cleansers, from perfume bottles to folk art… he loved it all, but especially the ephemera. He was the happiest man on this green earth.

The buying and selling kept him a very young 84.

Honey Grams and his children and grandchildren — Laura Joy, Maxx and Samantha — will miss him always and in all ways.

—Honey Freedman


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