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Gwendolyn "Gwen" R. Freed

December 15, 1937 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Freed Obituary

Gwendolyn R. “Gwen” Freed, 86 of West Chester, PA passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at her home with her husband and sister by her side.

She was the wife of Ralph S. Freed. They were married on June 20, 1964 and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.

Born December 15, 1937 in Sellersville, PA she was the daughter of her late biological father Charles L. Musselman and the daughter of the late Mary Evelyn Reller Landes and Abe Landes.

Gwen graduated from Souderton High School in 1955 and Millersville State Teacher’s College in 1958. She was an elementary school teacher for many years in several school districts including Penn Ridge, San Diego, Telford, and West Chester. Gwen loved her time teaching at Glen Acres and East Bradford Elementary Schools and retired from the WCASD in 2000.

She was very active and enjoyed playing tennis in the Westtown tennis league. Gwen loved sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. She loved to read and teach others. Gwen was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church for 59 years and sang in the chancel choir for most of those years. She also served on the church council and various church committees. Along with her brother Lee, Gwen was inducted into the North Penn Souderton Area Sports Hall of Fame on May 7, 2004

Gwen loved spending time at their beach house in Ocean City, NJ for 48 years but most of all, she loved her family. During her almost 60 years of marriage, she and Ralph traveled extensively throughout the United States, including the Hawaiian Islands, Canada, and many countries abroad after retiring.

In addition to her husband Ralph, Gwen is survived by daughter Corinne Rhodes (Scott), son, Rev. Timothy Freed (Holly); grandchildren Jason & Hannah Freed; and sister Carol Landes.

She was preceded in death by her brother Lee Musselman.

Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM at the Calvary Lutheran Church 730 South New Street West Chester, PA 19382, followed by her Memorial Service at 11:00 AM. Live Streaming of her service can be found HERE.

Interment will be in Calvary Lutheran Church Columbarium West Chester PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to, Calvary Lutheran Church at the above address.

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. of West Chester, PA 610-696-1181; www.DellaFH.com

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February 17, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Calvary Lutheran Church
730 South New Street
West Chestrer, PA 19382

Memorial Service
February 17, 2024

11:00 AM
Calvary Lutheran Church
730 South New Street
West Chestrer, PA 19382

Video is available for this event


Calvary Lutheran Church
730 South New Street, West Chester PA 19382
Web: http://www.clcwc.org/


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