Mr. Freeh was born Dec. 7, 1923. He attended the University of Dayton after graduation from St. Joseph High School in 1942. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a B-24 pilot; he flew 50 missions with the 449th Bomb Group in Italy during World War II. He graduated from the University of Detroit as an aeronautical engineer in 1940.
Jim was an engineer with the Armament Laboratory at Wright Patterson AFB from 1949-55; an operations analyst and scientific advisor with the Air Defense Command at Colorado Springs, Colo., from 1955-65; and an operations analyst and head of the Communications and Systems Division of Spindletop Research Center in Lexington, Ky.
In 1967, Mr. Freeh moved to the Washington, D.C. area to work for the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) as a member of the research staff and a project leader. He spent three years in the Pentagon in the Office of the Director of Research And Engineering, and two years with System Planning Corporation as a research and engineering specialist and operations analysts before returning to the Institute for Defense Analyses in 1980. He remained at IDA as a project leader until 1987 and as a consultant until 1995.
Jim loved boating, enjoyed reading, traveling, listening to Jazz and Swing music, and playing the trumpet.
Jim is survived by his wife, Louise Hoffman Freeh; daughters, Barbara Clarke of Las Cruces, N.M., and Patricia Freeh of Reston, Va.; sons, James Freeh of Tuscon, Ariz., and Steven Freeh of Tampa, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Douglas Clarke of Houston, Texas, Navy Lt. j.g. Scott Timmester of Virginia Beach, Va., and Tracy Timmester of Alexandria, Va. James is also survived by brothers, Jack and Jerry Freeh of Fremont; many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
James is preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Gertrude Freeh; sister, Jeanne Wade; brother, Joseph Freeh; and daughter, Martha Timmester.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday in Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch St., Fremont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fremont, with Father David Bruning officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont
Memorial Contributions, may be made to St. Joseph Central Catholic High School.
Condolences: can be made at keller-ochs-kochfuneralhome.com.