FREEDMAN, Michael J. “Mike” 83, of Tampa, passed away Thursday, December 17,
2020. Mike was born June 20, 1937 in New York City, where he graduated from Poly Prep in
1955. He graduated from Yale University in 1959 and the University of Florida College of Law
in 1962, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review. He was also a law clerk to U.S.
Federal Judge William McCrea and earned a master’s in Labor Law from New York University.
In 1965, Mike married Sandy Warshaw and practiced law in Tampa for almost 50 years. Mike
was a wonderful husband, brother and father, and will be missed by Sandy, his wife of 55 years,
his sister Marcia Rogers, his three children, Rob (Sheri), Jeff, and Lisa (Edward) Woodward, and
eight grandchildren, who called him Grandpa and Papa.
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