, Salem, MA

June 21, 2013

Warren Freedman, 76

Peabody, MA — Warren S. Freedman, age 76, of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died on Wednesday following a brief illness in Salem Hospital. Born in Everett, he graduated from Chelsea High School and received an Associates Degree in Communications from Boston University. He had resided in Peabody for 40 years. He produced and directed first for radio, then for television WHDH, including Jess Cain, the local news and Red Sox games live from Fenway Park. He also directed spots for “The Tonight Show.” He later worked in the candy industry with Deran Confections, Smith Brothers, Willy Wonka and finally Pez.

He was a past president of the Brotherhood of Temple Ner Tamid and a current board member of the Peabody Cable Commission.

He was the beloved husband of Vita Freedman; devoted father of Ross and his wife, Joy Freedman, of Chicago, Ill., and the late Deborah Nan Freedman; and the loving brother of Alvin Freedman of Pikesville, Md.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services at Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody on Sunday, June 23, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Chelsea Jewish Community Center Cemetery in Danvers. Following the interment, The Meal of Consolation will be held at Temple Ner Tamid.

Memorial observance at his late residence Monday and Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to the charity of your choice. For online condolences, please visit