Richard Free Jr

Profile Updated: February 1, 2018
Class Year: 1969
Residing In: Mundelein, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Frances
Occupation: Retired High School Science Teacher - June 2014
Children: Lisa Marie (Evans), born 8/1/78
Richard L. Free, IV, born 4/1/81
Yes! Attending Reunion

Married May 30, 1970 and celebrating 48 years.

Owned a Dental Prosthetic Laboratory for twelve years.

Changed careers, entered the teaching profession teaching science at the secondary level for the last twenty years at Grant Community High School Fox Lake, Illinois.

MA Degree - Educational Administration from Northeastern Illinois University

Union President for the Grant High School Council of Teachers for fifteen years.

Director of the school's summer school program.

Coached football and baseball.

Moderator of the school's National Honor Society for seventeen years.

Played drums professionally, on the weekends, for over twenty-five years in the Chicagoland area.

Enjoy sports, music, and horseback riding.

Have three grandchildren. Jake Tyler Evans is 11 and Parker James Evans is 8 and Alessandra Ava Free is 6 months.

School Story:

The camaraderie with so many people during my four years at SMPC.

The Hillcrest and the American Legion Lounge.

Late night runs into town for food.

All night poker games.

Being a member, playing drums, with Larry Grant and His Fabulous Flames in my senior year.

Putting a horse in Don Buckley's bedroom.

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Aug 26, 2018 at 7:48 AM

Posted on: Aug 25, 2018 at 8:36 PM

Happy Birthday Jim. Have a wonderful day and my best to your family.
Take good care,

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May 12, 2018 at 9:37 AM
Feb 01, 2018 at 12:26 AM
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Nov 12, 2017 at 3:33 AM
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Nov 05, 2017 at 8:13 PM
Oct 29, 2017 at 5:39 PM

Happy Birthday Frank. Have a great day. Rich Free

Oct 14, 2017 at 11:09 AM


I have been looking over the SMPC website today and came across your profile. I forgot you are, or were, living in Naperville. Are you still living there? I'd love to hear from you and catch up on all that has gone on in your life since our days in college. Send me an email.

Take care,

Oct 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Happy Birthday Larry. Hope you have a Great Day.

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Oct 08, 2017 at 11:20 AM
Sep 07, 2017 at 10:33 AM
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Aug 26, 2017 at 11:14 AM
May 12, 2017 at 2:54 PM

Happy Birthday Paul. Enjoy your day with family and friends.
Take good care,

May 04, 2017 at 11:46 AM


Have a very Happy Birthday. I hope all is going well with you. Enjoy your day.

Take good care,

May 04, 2017 at 11:43 AM


Happy Birthday!!! I hope this birthday wish finds you in both good health and spirits. Enjoy the day with your family and friends.

All the best,

Mar 17, 2017 at 10:33 AM


Happy St. Patrick's Day. I'll lift a toast to you tonight.

Take good care,

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Apr 11, 2017 at 12:57 PM

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Feb 07, 2017 at 10:13 AM
Feb 02, 2017 at 2:39 PM
Jan 26, 2017 at 4:41 PM

Happy Birthday Frank. I hope this wish finds you in both good health and spirits. I've heard from Paul Fimbel, Jim Lehman, and John and Claire Meitl paid us a visit in November.

Take good care,


Dec 18, 2016 at 5:01 PM


I've been meaning to drop you a line to say hello. It has been a long time since our days at St. Mary's. I hope this message is finding you in good health and spirits. Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I'd love to hear from you, so if you would like write.

Take good care,