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Dr. Spencer M. "Mike" Free, Jr.

January 24, 1923 ~ January 13, 2020 (age 96)


Dr. Spencer Michael “Mike” Free, Jr., passed away peacefully on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the age of 96.

Mike was born in Greensburg, PA and served in the US Navy during World War II. He graduated from Washington & Jefferson College and then earned his Ph. D at North Carolina State University in statistics. He worked for over 50 years as a Bio-Statistician in the pharmaceutical industry where he published in 1964 the "Free Wilson Analysis" at the age of 41 and is used today throughout the world.   An avid traveler, having travelled all 50 states as well as all 7 continents. Mike volunteered for many years in the “Cruisin not Boozin” program. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Patricia Floyd Free, daughter Jeanne Free Lynam (Charles), sons, S. Michael Free, III (Janet), David Floyd Free (Terri), D. Kevin Free (Claire), 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren.

Please join the Free family for a Memorial Service in memory of Mike at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s honor to Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, OR to the Philadelphia Orchestra, One S. Broad Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107,

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Memorial Service
January 29, 2020

11:00 AM
Wayne Presbyterian Church
125 E. Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

Private Interment


Wayne Presbyterian Church
125 E Lancaster Avenue, Wayne PA 19087
Tel: 1-610-688-8700

Philadelphia Orchestra
One S. Broad Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19107
Tel: 1-215-893-1900

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