I recently found out that Michael had passed. I wished I had known because I would have loved to pay my respects. Michael married me. Okay, he married my husband and me, back in 1980. (He would've smiled at that). I was a student at Chrysalis Learning Community and among the class of 1976. The gentle, strong, humorous power of the man cannot ever be forgotten nor diminished by the passage of time. We are all simply better for having known him. Prayers sent out to his loving family.
Michael's life will continue to be an inspiration to all those who wish to serve the poor, the oppressed, and those who seek peace in the world. I miss him so much.
God Bless Michael`s family: He has & will have so many friends thru eternity. Those of us who went to High School with him knew him well. He was a great individual and had integrity, of which, no one will be able to ever contradict. We knew you well Michael, and may you be eternally blessed & forever remembered.
My deepest condolences to Michael's family. It was an honor to know him. He was an amazing man who made a real difference in the world. His legacy lives on in the hearts of all who knew him.
As a student in Alvernia's Wonder Program and the first graduating class of Chrysalis Learning Community, Michael and a small group of instructors had a great impact on the person I am today. Michael was the definition of gentle.
Even though our paths had come together for a brief moment on the road of life, I am a better person for it.
To Michael's family, I am sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you in your tome of sorrow.
Rest In Peace Michael and may Perpetual Light shine upon You
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Mike and I attended high school together in central Ohio. I remember Mike as editor of the school newspaper and baseball player. My deepest sympathy to his wife and family.
TO Michael's family my deepest sympathy. Michael was an instructor of mine in high school. I have never forgotten his gentle ways and the strength of his convictions. Michael mattered throughout my life and in all these years since we have not been in touch - Peace to my dear old friend. I will miss you even more now. Love Susan Guzzi
I am so sorry to here of your loss. Michael was my advisor at Alvernia Wonder Program, back in 1975. He truley was amazing he had the ability to listen to your views, you did not need to agree as long as you listen to his views. His legacy will live on in the many lives he touched. Just one of many girls who had a HS cursh on him. My Prayers are with your family
Michael was truly a remarkable human being. My husband and I met while interns at AFSC. We learned so much from him and are better people for having spent those months with him. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy and John Cheney-Egan
I'm sorry to read about your loss. May you draw close to God in prayer and find comfort in reading his Word.
The first time we visited Wellington Avenue Church, Michael was the Guest Preacher. He said "When you walk through those red doors - you are now welcome to be who you are and who you want to be. Women can be leaders, man can be nurturers, gay people can hold hands, children can be active, people with handicaps can be all the things they are that are not handicapped." I will always remember Michael giving me that sense that God's love is a welcoming community of friends.