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ALFREDA REMBECKI (left) and Susan Pecko arrange merchandise M.J. Freed (seated) and Michael Rapp discuss store opening. * while Freed to Open Jewelry Store CHESTER -- Michael Rapp of Swarthmore, who owned a jewelry store for 18.years, has been named manager of M. J. Freed Jewelry Store which'will open at 509 Market St. at 9 a.mi Friday. Rapp. previously operated Michael's Jewelers in Marcus Hook for 18 years. -A former Rutledge councilman, Rapp has lived in Swarthmore-for, seven years. The,new store is an expansion of the M. J. Freed furniture and home appliances ' stores, 515 Market St., which have been in existence 18 years. "I feel very strongly thati Chester will remain a major business center in Delaware County," Meyer Freed, head of the firm, said. Freed opened his first store in the city in 1922. He is a past president of Chester Business Men's Association and was head Synagogue years. of in Ohev Shalom Chester '-many In 1965 he was cited at State of Israel dinner for service to United Jewish Appeal and the synagogue. Freed opened his first furniture store in Chester in 1923 at 111 W. 3rd St. The store moved to its present location in 1933. The store has expandet to include an appliance cente in 1964, an appliance discoun center in 1966 and presently i adding the jewelry store. Marvin Freed, son of th store's founder, manages th furniture and appliance stores. Rapp who lives at 404 Vassa Ave., Swarthmore, has sons, Michael, 20, at Penn State Stephen, 18, a W a s h i n g t o n a freshme University freshmen a C o l l e Â·Chestertown, Md.; Peter, 1 and Gregory, 9.