Michael Anthony Shurtleff(1974-2013)

Michael Anthony Shurtleff of Scottdale, Ga., passed away after a long illness on March 27, 2013.
He was born in Calambrone, Pisa, Italy, on Sept. 30, 1974, where his father was stationed with the U.S. Army at Camp Darby.
His father, Charles Shurtleff, and his grandparents predeceased him.
Mike attended Liberty County schools and graduated from Bradwell Institute in 1990. He received a bachelor's of fine arts from Valdosta State University and was a graduate student at Georgia State University. He worked for Turner-Time Warner Cartoon Network until his health failed. Mike was a Cub Scout with Pack 500, Hinesville United Methodist Church and earned the Arrow of Light Award. He bridged to Troop 500 where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout then continued as a member of the troop committee. He was a Brotherhood member of Tomochichi Lodge, Order of the Arrow. He had over 25 years in Scouting.
His paintings and other art work are treasured by his family friends, and other owners. Mike was a member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church.
He is survived by mother, Lillian Shurtleff, and her companion, Gerald Leland; brother, Charles "Chip" Shurtleff III, and his finance Connie Kersey; aunts and uncles, Ardell and Bill Thornton, Joanne Auer, Frank Radocy and Paula and Rick Radocy; great-aunts, Elizabeth Konesky and Bessie Dalke; cousins, James Auer and John and wife Teresa Auer; and many other family members.
A memorial service with internment of cremains will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 302 East Gen. Stewart Way, Hinesville.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mike's name to James E. West Fellowship, Coastal Empire Council, 11900 Abercorn, Savannah, GA 31419, or Project Open Hand, 176 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.carteroglethorpe.com.

Funeral Home

Carter Funeral Home - HINESVILLE
308 WEST OGLETHORPE BLVD  Hinesville, GA 31313
(912) 368-3780

Published in Coastal Courier from May 10 to May 19, 2013