Services were held for Emerson L. Freese Sr., 77, of Exeter Township, who died Oct. 19 in his residence.He was the husband of Lorraine M. (Moser) Freese.

Born in Reading, he worked as an oil burner mechanic and driver for EG Smith in Sinking Spring for 42 years, retiring in 1995.

Emerson attended Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.

He served in the Marines in the Korean War, where he received a Purple Heart.

Also surviving are a son, Emerson L. Jr., husband of Karen K. (Keller) Freese, Jim Thorpe; and two daughters, Sandra L. (Freese), widow of Brian Manwiller, Fairfax, Va.; and Kim E. Freese, at home.

Other survivors include six grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Floral tributes would be appreciated or contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA 19605 in his memory.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington.

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