Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Peter G.O. Freund

September 7, 1936 - March 6, 2018


Date and Time

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM


Oak Woods Cemetery
1035 East 67th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637


Rabbi Barry Schechter


Oak Woods Cemetery
1035 East 67th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
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Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606


Dr. Peter G. O. Freund, 81
Beloved husband of Lucy nee MacAlpine. Loving father of Pauline (John Smither) Freund and Caroline (Simeon Djankov) Freund. Cherished grandfather of Madeleine Smither, Raphael Smither, Charlotte Smither, Andrei Freund and Marko Freund. Dear cousin of Eva Debreczeni. He was a renowned physicist and a passionate opera lover. Graveside service Sunday, 1:00 pm at Oak Woods Cemetery, 1035 East 67th Street, Chicago. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Michael Duff

Dear Lucy

Very sorry to learn of Peter's death. He was a fine physicist. I have fond memories of your kind hospitality in Timisoara.

Michael Duff

Kathryn Pine

We are so sorry for your loss. May 'the God of all comfort' be with your family at this time. Isaiah 41:10

Ray Rivers

Dear Lucy

We're so sorry to hear of Peter's death - a lovely warm, enthusiastic talented man. So pleased we had the chance to know and work with him.

Ray and Jane

Paul Frampton

Dear Lucy, It was sad to hear the news about Peter. We wrote a couple of papers
in 1971 and met several times at conferences since then. I always enjoyed his company. Paul Frampton

Jerome Gauntlett

Dear Family of Peter Freund

I am very sorry to hear of Peter's passing. I have very fond memories of Peter during the time I
was a postdoc in Chicago from 1991-1994. He was an outstanding physicist and an inspirational
communicator. I am particularly grateful for the support and encouragement that he gave me at the time.
Peter was, of course, a wonderful raconteur and recalling him in full flight in this capacity always makes me smile.

Edith DeMar

Hello Lucy....May you find the strength you need to see you through these dark
hours.(.I can still see both of you at Orchestra hall!) Edith DeMar

Sumit Das

Dear friends and family of Peter
I heard this news rather late. With Peter's demise we lost a truly original physicist. I fondly recall times I spent with him during my days as a graduate student in Chicago. His enthusiasm and insight was a source of inspiration.
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