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FREEMAN, David Stewart

August 21, 2008

February 21, 1961 – August 17, 2008

David Freeman passed away on the morning of August 17th. He was much beloved by all his family and friends and left us too soon! He was born on February 21, 1961, in Whittier, California where he lived his entire childhood. David was an Eagle Scout at the East Whittier Presbyterian Church at the impressive age at 13. He graduated from La Serna High School with numerous honors in 1979. David attended USC where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity where he graduated on May 6, 1983, with a BA in Urban Planning.

After graduation, David entered the advertising field in Orange County with Cochrane Chase Livingston. He moved to New York in 1986 to work with the international firm of Grey Advertising. After Grey, he became one of the first members of the award winning team at Kirshenbaum and Bond. David was integral in the growth of K&B into a leading innovator in the industry. Moving back to Los Angeles in 2002, he joined TBWAChiatDay as the Founder and Director of the Disruption Consultancy. He was a force of imaginative change in the business.

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David had a passion for travel that extended to his co-authorship of the very successful publication of 100 Things To Do Before You Die.

He had a rare insight into cultures around the world and always had the next trip planned.

David was a resident of Venice, California, and an active participant in the community. He is predeceased by his mother, Anne Freeman, and survived by his father Roy Freeman and his wife Barbara Carr Freeman, his sister Virginia Freeman Robb and her husband, Don, and their son, Owen Clay. He is also much loved by his aunts and uncles and large extended family, especially his aunt Barbara Freeman of Seal Beach, Ca.

David was a truly unique individual, a special person, and we will miss his brilliant, amazing way! This life is a short journey. Make sure you fill it with the most fun and visit the coolest places on earth before you pack those bags for the very last time. His favorite charity was “Room 13 International” (Art for Children) and donations may be made to: TBWAChiatDay-Dave Freeman Memorial Fund benefiting Room 13 International. Send to 5353 Grosvenor Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca. 90066 attn: Barbara Overlie

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