Mel Freedman, 92

By -Derek Waring

Mel Freedman

The Modesto Radio Museum lost a very dear friend. Mel Freedman passed away January 11, 2017. He had suffered a serious stroke earlier in January. Uncle Mel, as he liked us to call him, was the engineer when I worked at KFIV. He was known for his cantankerousness which masked a loving and caring soul that subsequently became so evident. We remained friends over the years. I will miss our lunches and our drinks together Uncle Mel. I was privileged to have you as a mentor and such a big part of my life for so many years.   Mel was a Founding Board Member and the Secretary for the Modesto Radio Museum. He also belonged to the Central Valley Broadcasters (CVB). On behalf of the Modesto Radio Museum and the CVB, we dearly miss Mel.

Mel was was a veteran of World War II. He was laid to rest at the National Cemetery at Santa Nella, California.

– Derek Waring-
Modesto Radio Museum Board Member

Without Mel, we would all be silent. Top row, left to right: Dave Nelson, John Chappell, Derek Waring, Tim St. Martin, Rick Myers, Greg Edwards, and Wes Page. Front row: Bob DeLeon, Mel Freedman, John Huey, Kenny Roberts, and Bob Lang.




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