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Michael Elwood Brake


1943 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Brake, Michael Elwood
72, passed away on 2/24/2016. Mike was born May 13, 1943 in Ionia, Michigan to Elwood and Jane Brake. His family moved to Mesa, AZ in 1961. He refined his writing skills at Mesa Community College. Before Google Mike was the family's "Go to Guy" for trivia questions. He's read most of the books in the Mesa Library. He enjoyed Scrabble, Jeopardy and Lawrence Welk. Mike leaves behind five siblings, Brenda Von Brach, Max Brake, Bruce Laurelin, Virginia Davis, James Brake and a host of nieces and nephews. A celebration of Mike's life will be at First United Methodist Church of Mesa at 15 E. First Avenue at 4:00 on Thursday, March 3, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 28, 2016
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