Juneau resident Thomas W. Freeman, 79, died Oct. 19, 2003, at his home.
He was born Dec. 21, 1923, to Thomas W. and Dorothy Irene Freeman in Newport, R.I. He served in the South Pacific as a fighter pilot in World War II. He worked as a building inspector for the state of Alaska until his retirement.
He is preceded in death by his wife Kathryn J. (Hackwood) Freeman. He is survived by his children, Susan (Freeman) Luckey and Mary Jane (Freeman-Wittig) Pilgrim of Juneau; grandchildren Jenifer (Luckey) Odom of Fort Rucker, Ala., Kristin (Luckey) Collins of Fort Campbell, Ky., Andrea Luckey and Ryan Luckey of Fairbanks, Dorothy Freeman-Wittig and Alora Pilgrim of Juneau; great-grandchildren William and Michael Odom of Fort Rucker and Christopher Collins of Fort Campbell; grandsons-in-law Army Spc. William Odom of Fort Rucker and Cpl. Waymon Collins of Fort Campbell; sisters-in-law Mary Jean Hackwood of Mt. Vernon, Wash., and Annamae Hackwood of Santa Cruz, Calif.; various nieces and nephews, Don Dey Wood and James J. Pilgrim.
A memorial service will be held in December and his ashes will be spread at one of his favorite fishing holes in the spring.
The family asks that donations be made in his name to a charity of the donor's choice. The family can be contacted at 3446 Meander Way, Juneau AK 99801.