Death: Michael Aaron Freilich, Basketball coach, Oneonta, NY is dead

Michael Freilich death – cause of death: Michael Aaron Freilich, of Oneonta, New York, passed away in his sleep from natural causes this past Friday, December 17, 2021. On Sunday, December 19, 2021, Emily Smith share the news of his passing on Facebook expressing her extreme sadness. He passed away leaving behind his beautiful wife just after five months of marriage.

With extreme sadness, we announce the passing of my brother-in-law, Michael Freilich. Michael passed away peacefully on Friday. He was the most loving husband, son, uncle, coach, and friend to everyone he knew. Michael is survived by the love of his life, his beloved wife of just 5 short months, Megan Freilich. Please join us to mourn the passing of Michael at Beth David Synagogue. 20 Dover Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Monday, December 20, 2021, at 11 am.

Born Michael Aaron Freilich in Louisville, Kentucky in 1991. But was raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, where he attended Hebrew Academy and Hebrew High School of New England. He studied in Israel during a gap year prior to beginning UCONN as a voice major. He later transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University where he began his men’s basketball coaching experience as the team manager and coaching AAU travel basketball for the East Hartford Roughriders.

After he graduated from Eastern, he received his Masters’ degree and served as graduate assistant/assistant coach at LaGrange College in Georgia prior to being recruited as an assistant coach at SUNY Oneonta and most recently Hartwick College men’s basketball programs. He also worked as a property manager and had his own house renovation business, “Freilich’s Property Services”. He got married Megan Harris originally from Clinton, Connecticut on July 18, 2021.

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